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Dear Clare

Discussion in 'Governors' started by greenpaddy, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. greenpaddy

    greenpaddy New commenter

    Some members of our GB have resigned with immediate effect. Two more of us are considering the same. Is there a % of members that needs to be in place for the GB to continue operating.
     
  2. greenpaddy

    greenpaddy New commenter

    Some members of our GB have resigned with immediate effect. Two more of us are considering the same. Is there a % of members that needs to be in place for the GB to continue operating.
     
  3. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Lead commenter Forum guide

    There doesn't seem to be any regulation requiring a minimum number of governors to be in place, although clearly it would be undesirable for to have a large number of unfilled vacancies. I'd be interested to see if Clare knows of any relevant rules.
    Quorum is relevant but the Regulations say that you disregard vacancies in calculating the quorum so again there's no minimum number of governors to form a quorum for a full GB meeting. (There is though a requirement for a minimum of 3 governors to make a committee quorate). The full quorum rules read:
    [The School Governance (Procedures) (England) Regulations 2003 as amended by the School Governance (Constitution, Procedures and New Schools) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2004]"12.—(1) The quorum for a meeting of the governing body and for any vote on any matter at such a meeting, shall be one half (rounded up to a whole number) of the membership of the governing body (1A) For the purposes of paragraph (1), the membership of the governing body shall not include vacant positions on the governing body."


     
  4. Hi
    The answer is no there isn't a set percentage - quorum for a governing body is 50% of the number of governors in post (i.e. excluding vacancies) - so as long as there remain some governors the governing body can operate. The number of resignations indicates that there is a problem and it may be that the local authority and/or diocese need to get involved to resolve it - unless the LA/diocese are the problem!
    Clare Collins
     

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