Letter from Lord Nash to directors of children’s services (DCSs)

Lord Nash writes to all DCSs on their role in supporting maintained schools to reconstitute their governing body.

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



This open letter from Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools Lord Nash draws attention to the:

  • opportunity to improve school governance created by the requirement that all maintained schools are constituted under the amended 2012 Constitution Regulations by 1 September 2015
  • importance of nominating high-quality local authority governors without regard to political affiliation
  • importance of local authorities promoting informed and effective elections for parent and staff governors
Published 3 October 2014