The council has statutory duties for school governance which include recruiting local authority governors, agreeing and making Instruments of Government for all maintained schools and using powers of intervention under the Education and Inspections Act (2006) to strengthen governing boards and create Interim Executive Boards (IEBs).
The local authority takes a proactive approach in identifying existing and potential authority governor vacancies prior to the end of their term of office.
In accordance with The School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012 local authority governors are nominated by the local authority but appointed by the governing boards. The local authority can nominate any eligible person as a local authority governor, but it is for the governing board to decide whether the nominee has the skills to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school and meets other eligibility criteria set by the governing board.
If you would like more information on becoming a local authority governor please email [email protected]