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Dear Clare - Governing bodies

Discussion in 'Governors' started by ch1m1nea, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Dear Clare, I would like to ask whether a governing body can override both a Head Teacher and Chair of Governor's decision on a very unjust situation.
  2. It entirely depends upon the exact situation.
    However, it might be worth saying that there are wide ranging guidelines and procedures that should be followed in dealing with serious situations.
  3. It's also worth mentioning that the chair has very limited powers to act independently of the governing body without specific authorisation.
  4. That is true indeed.
    One person's "unjust" may not be in another's opinion.
  5. I'm sorry Clare, but that is just not true.

    The GB has the power to override any delegated power, in just the same way as it has to change its own decisions.

    The Guide to the law says
    So once a report is made back to the GB, it quite obviously has the power to change its mind, if it so wishes.

    But it seems daft to me to delegate authority, and then not support the exercise of that authority.

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