The Governance Handbook: an essential resource for governors and trustees

The Governance Handbook, published by the Department for Education (DfE), is an essential resource for governors and trustees. It outlines roles and responsibilities for those governing and details the legal duties of the governing board for all state schools in England. It also acts as a signpost for governance resources including many from NGA. 

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The Governance Handbook was developed alongside the Clerking Competency Framework and Competency Framework for Governance. Boards will need to refer to all three resources to ensure effective governance. 

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