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Policies & procedures

Appointing and removing trustees and local governors

Learn how trustees and local governors are appointed and the process for removal.


Your academy trust’s articles of association will tell you the number and type of trustees and how they are appointed. The process varies according to the category of trustee.

This page covers:

  • the different categories of trustee, whether they are appointed or elected and who by
  • considerations for removing trustees and local governors
  • the procedure for removal and appeals

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