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FEDERATION?

Discussion in 'Governors' started by Lizzo, May 24, 2016.

  1. Lizzo

    Lizzo New commenter

    At what stage can a school withdraw from the federation process?
     
  2. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

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    It would help if you could be more specific, you presumably have a particular situation in mind. Is this a new federation or a school joining an existing federation? Have the governing body made a formal decision to join (after following the statutory processes, publishing proposals etc)? When is the proposed federation date?
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  3. Lizzo

    Lizzo New commenter

    This is a newly proposed federation. We have formed a committee with governors from both schools and worked on proposal documents but have not yet begun a formal consultation. Proposals have not yet been published.
     
  4. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

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    @Lizzo I guess you are familiar with the procedure in Part 2 of The School Governance (Federations) (England) Regulations 2012 - publishing proposals for consultation, considering responses, making a formal decision to federate taking into account the consultation responses, etc.

    You haven't committed yourself to join the Federation until your GB has made the decision to join as set out in paragraph 10 of the regulations. That would have to be at a formal governing body meeting which was convened in accordance with normal rules - the federation decision being an agenda item etc. You are long way from that at the moment - you haven't published the Consultation proposals yet - and you could withdraw from the discussions at any point before then.

    At the moment you are only in preliminary discussions and aren't even committed to formal Consultation
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    Last edited: May 24, 2016
  5. Lizzo

    Lizzo New commenter

    Thank you so much, your explanation has made it really clear. I've read so many documents around this but none seemed to have had the answer to my specific question.
     

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