DfE publishes new handbook for governors

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The Department for Education has published a new handbook for governors of maintained schools and academies.

The handbook provides information about the core roles and functions of school governing bodies.  It also summarises the specific legal duties on governing bodies, providing a first point of reference for those with a specific area of interest.

Further reading is signposted from within each section for those who would like more detailed information.  Links are provided to relevant regulations, guidance and resources.  A list of all the policies and documents that schools are required to have by law can be accessed from this page. Also available on this page is a list of changes that have, or will soon, reduce regulatory burdens on maintained school governors.

For more information please contact Chris Hook or call 0191 211 7929.