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Dual/shared governor role

Discussion in 'Governors' started by visio, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. visio

    visio New commenter

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

    Also copied into co-charing thread, but may be different rules.

    Are there similar co-sharing possibilities 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 will understand beforehand. Are there any regulations preventing this? Any precedents of it occuring? I'd imagine there must be.

  2. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    It is possible to share a role within the governing board (e.g., the role of co-chair of the governing board or co-chair of a committee) but not possible to share a governor post.

    For example, if the articles of governance allow only one staff-elected governor, then this cannot be shared between two individuals because it is a post rather than a role. The articles of governance determine the number of individuals allowed to form the governing board.

    FWIW, there is no 31st April.
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  3. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

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  4. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Two people cannot share a governor post, you cannot have a governor 'job share' for the reason @nomad explains

    The role of chair (or, presumably, vice chair or committee chair) can be shared as you know from the other post where you asked this.

    What you describe as a "secondary school student governor position" doesn't sound like a true governor position anyway. Regulations (for LA schools) require governors to be over 18 and prohibit any pupil at the school from being a governor (The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012, Schedule 4). The Model Articles of Association for academies contain the same prohibition on pupils being a member of the Academy Trust.
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2019
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