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The Role of the Chair of Governors

Guidance for Schools & Colleges

Governing Boards are required to elect a Chair Person, this election is held at the first meeting of the governing board each academic year.

The Governing Board can elect a Chair Person for more than a single academic year, however it is advisable that the board considers a succession plan in that the ‘Chairman’ should be in post for no longer than 6 consecutive years.