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Statutory guidance

School Governance (Federation) Regulations 2007

Statutory guidance setting out the arrangements for the federation of school governing bodies.


Model instrument of government: federated governing bodies (annex A)

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This statutory guidance is for:

  • school leaders
  • school staff
  • governing bodies
  • local authorities

It applies to all maintained school in England.

This guidance covers:

It contains a model instrument of government for federated governing bodies (annex A) which is also available separately for schools to download and fill in.

This guidance replaces the previous guidance issued in December 2004.