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Discussion in 'Governors' started by Marena21, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. A question regarding staff governors. Our governing body has always had two staff governors - one for teaching staff and one for non-teaching staff. After our teaching staff governor (which was me) resigned - the governing body have decided to only have one staff govenor. Are they allowed to do this? Also as the non teaching staff governor was only elected by the non-teaching staff should there be a re-election of that post too?
  2. montiagh

    montiagh New commenter

    Yes this can be done. There was School Governance Constitution legislation that came into force in 2012 with amendments in 2014 that allows a Governance Body to re-constitute with only one staff governor. Staff being teaching or non teaching. There is no reason any longer to differentiate. In addition of course your HT as an ex officio is also a 'staff' governor and a place will always be reserved for them even if (very rare) they do not take it up.

    Your current staff governor (non teaching) was elected for a term, I will assume 4 years and will serve that term out until its end or as in your case resigns so no re-election is necessary or should occur.
  3. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    When your GB reconstitutes (which it must do during this school year - assuming you an LA school) It can only have one elected staff governor. It cannot have more than one, although it could have a staff member as a co-opted governor if it wanted to. It's irrelevant whether the one elected SG is a teacher or a non-teacher.

    The procedure you followed in the past in only allowing non-teaching staff to vote for the non-teaching SG was incorrect. All staff should have been able to vote for all the SG positions. However that does not now invalidate their election.
  4. You must remember across all categories including the HT that you cannot have more than 1/3rd of the governors are staff.

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