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Chair exercising his power

Discussion in 'Governors' started by Jo1000, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. Jo1000

    Jo1000 New commenter

    If a chair of governors exercises his rights and makes a decision over the weekend. Should governors then meet on the Monday to vote for a decision?
    Advise asap please!
  2. revstevew

    revstevew New commenter

    No, if a decision needs to be made at short notice then the Chair of Governors can approve the Heads request himself. At the next full Governors meeting, or if that is quite a way off at an extra meeting, it should be reported as "Chairs Actions" and if people object then they can object then, up to and including a vote of no confidence. However there are rules, which for maintained schools can be found here:- http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2013/1624/regulation/8/made
  3. revstevew

    revstevew New commenter

    If you are a member of the NGA you may be able to access this, which goes into more detail:- https://www.nga.org.uk/getattachmen...3ac/GM-jan-feb15-31-NGA-advises-Chairs-Action

    Basically the decision must be too urgent to be delayed until an extra meeting can be arranged, as it could be detrimental to the school, staff or pupils. For example Chairs action could be used to authorise repairs to the school roof over the Heads spending limit, but couldn't be used to give the Head a pay rise.
  4. Jo1000

    Jo1000 New commenter

    Thank you.

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