Guidance

Governors' handbook

This publication was withdrawn on 10 September 2014

This document has been replaced by the ‘Governance handbook’.

Departmental advice outlining governors' roles and duties, along with contact details for GovernorLine.

Documents

Governors' handbook 2014

Governors' handbook 2014 (Word version)

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Detail

This departmental advice is for governing bodies in:

  • maintained schools
  • academies and free schools

The ‘Statutory policies for schools’ page outlines the policies and other documents school governing bodies are legally required to hold.

If you are a governor looking for more advice, you can contact GovernorLine free of charge.

GovernorLine

Telephone line is open:
Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm

The line is closed on bank holidays.