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Governing board roles

Maintained school delegation planner

Use our planner to ensure governors are clear on whether responsibility sits with the full board, a committee or the headteacher.

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This delegation planner details the legal responsibilities that governing bodies have as well as wider responsibilities that are fundamental to effective governance. It is intended to support conversations between governors, headteachers and governance professionals about how tasks are delegated to ensure the governing body fulfils its duties.

The planner makes recommendations as to where certain tasks should be delegated and makes clear where delegation is not permitted. In all cases, the governing body retains collective responsibility.

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