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Discussion in 'Governors' started by BertLoveridge, Jan 22, 2011.
What are the main implications of becoming an Academy for the governing body?
Anyone else? Claire?
Well the obvious one is that the school leaves the maintained sector and so all the governance regulations cease to have effect. The composition of the governing body will be governed by its Articles of Association - model articles are available on the DfE website. My understanding is that most converter Academies have created an Academy governing body which looks fairly similar (if not identical) to its maintained predecessor. The only difference being that they may have a slightly different category.
In large parts governance in an Academy is not markedly different to governance in a maintained school. In effect you are doing the same job, under a different regulatory regime. The key thing is that you are still responsible for promoting high standards of education and acting in the best interests of the children.