There are a number of different categories of school governor, each with different appointment and election procedures. Not all categories appear on every governing body and the make up of each governing body is given in the Instrument of Government for maintained schools and in the Articles of Association for an Academy. Most governors serve for a four year term of office, but governing bodies can decide to choose a term of between one and four years for any category of governor.
- Community Governors
- Foundation Governors
- Authority Governors
- Parent Governors
- Partnership Governors
- Staff Governors
- Associate Members
Governors are either elected or appointed:
- Elected: parent and staff governors (except the Headteacher). A candidate is "elected unopposed" when the number of nominations is less than or equals the number of vacancies (and is not 'appointed').
- Appointed: community, foundation, local authority, partnership and sponsor governors; parent governors (in certain limited circumstances); associate members. Each category of appointed governor has a different appointing body, and a different appointment procedure. The process by which governors are appointed should always support fairness and openness.
Pupils over eighteen years of age are eligible to be governors.
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