We have in place the new style instrument of government which records the name of the school and the constitution of the governing body which has been submitted to the Local Authority. The instrument of government complies with all statutory and legal requirements.
The instrument of government sets out:
the date when the instrument takes place
the name and type of the school
the name of the governing body
the total membership of the governing body
the number of governors in each category
the length of each governors’ term of office
We as a school community have a commitment to promote equality. Therefore, an equality impact assessment has been undertaken and we believe this policy is in line with the Equality Act 2010.
To have in place an instrument of government that complies with all statutory and legal requirements.
To work with other schools to share good practice to improve this policy.
Distribution of an Instrument of Government
The Head and all governors of the school will receive a copy of the instrument of government free of charge from the Local Authority.
Categories of Governors
Composition and Numbers
Numbers - there will be at least nine and no more than 20 governors including a sponsor governor.
The composition will be:
Parent governors – one third or more.
Staff governors – at least two persons, but no more than one third of the total membership which includes the Head.
Local Authority governors – at least one fifth.
This policy will be reviewed when necessary.