Consultation outcome

Maintained school governing body constitution: regulation changes

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Summary of consultation responses, the main reforms and the government’s response outlining the next steps to be taken.

Statutory guidance on the ‘Constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools’ was published on 15 May 2014.

Original consultation


We are consulting on proposed amendments to the constitution of maintained school governing bodies.

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Consultation description

This consultation sets out proposed changes to the regulations and guidance that govern the constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools and federations of maintained schools in England.

The principles underpinning the majority of the proposed changes were subject to a short targeted consultation with members of the department’s Advisory Group on Governance (AGOG) in July 2013.

In response to this targeted consultation, a number of the department’s current proposals are for amendments to statutory guidance rather than changes to regulations.


Published 13 January 2014
Last updated 15 May 2014 + show all updates
  1. Published government response.
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