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Discussion in 'Governors' started by Dumoe, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. Dumoe

    Dumoe New commenter

    Hello, does anyone have any information on co-chairing of school governing boards beside what's available on the NGA website or maybe point me towards resources that could help with this please.
  2. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    The NGA guidance runs to 4 pages and is pretty thorough (here, but only accessible if your school has NGA membership). I've not come across anything more detailed than this.

    What is it you want to know more about?

    What prompts your question?
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  3. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    The Governance Handbook says:

    It is possible to appoint more than one person to share the role of chair, or similarly the role of vice chair, if the board believes this is necessary and in the best interests of the school.

    The board would need to ensure that any role-sharing arrangement does not lead to a loss of clarity in its leadership.

    This is set out in paragraph 31 in section 4.2.1 of the handbook, which is published by the Department for Education (DfE).

    There is some information on The Key for Governors web site but I doubt that it is any better than that found on the NGA site.
  4. visio

    visio New commenter

    Urgent. Application to close tomorrow, 31/4/2019.

    Are there similar co-sharing posibilities for other governors? Can two people co/job-share roles? Looking at co-sharing an upcoming secondary school student governor position. It can take various possible forms. Complete share/involvement, termly, absence cover or by a year at a time/agreed handover. Any voting will be given only one vote between them, which they weill understsand beforehand. Are there any regulations preventing this? Any precedents of it occuring? I'd imagine there must be.


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