There has been plenty to consider for school governors in 2017. Naureen Khalid walks us through the year’s highlights (and the lowlights!)

Another year has flown by and it’s time to review 2017. As Christmas is almost upon us, I’ve looked back at twelve things which stood out for me.


  1. The DfE continued to place its emphasis on skills required to get involved in governance. This process started with the competency framework and was followed by another framework for clerks.
  2. A major amendment to school governance regulations in England meant that governing bodies at maintained schools now have the power to remove elected parent or staff governors by a majority decision. From May this year, any elected governor removed from a governing body during their term of office will be disqualified from serving or continuing to serve as a school governor for five years from the date of their removal.

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