In March 2017 NGA responded to a DfE consultation on changes to the arrangements for school governance in maintained schools. The consultation was based on three key questions:

  1. Do you agree that governing bodies should be able to remove an elected governor for such serious conduct that, for example, is contrary to fundamental British values, repeatedly brings the board into disrepute, or in circumstances where a governor has already been suspended on multiple occasions?

  2. Should being removed from office make the individual ineligible from being re-elected or appointed as a governor at the same school or other schools?

  3. Do you think it is sufficient for specific examples/ expectations on the use of this power to be set out in statutory guidance rather than have the specific circumstances in which the power can be used fixed in regulations ?

The NGA response to this consultation paper can be downloaded here.

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