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School Governors

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 13 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many school governors will be appointed by (a) town and parish councils, (b) district authorities and (c) county councils to foundation schools at (i) primary and (ii) secondary level under arrangements proposed in the Education and Inspections Bill. (77038)

The stakeholder model of school government introduced through the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2003 requires that the governing body of a foundation school must comprise at least one but no more than one fifth local authority governors. The local authority will be the county council in two tier authorities and the unitary authority in other areas.

There is no requirement for other tiers of local government to be represented on the governing body of any other category of maintained school. The Education and Inspection Bill would not change these arrangements.