Children, Families & Learning Cabinet Member – Minutes – 23 May 2017

40 (40) APPOINTMENT OF LOCAL AUTHORITY SCHOOL GOVERNORS – The Director: Learning, Skills and Culture submitted a report considering the appointment of suitable candidates to serve as local authority (LA) governors.

Boards of governors were the key strategic decision-making body for schools. It was the board’s role to set a school’s strategic framework and to ensure that all statutory duties were met.  There were currently 72 boards of governors within North Lincolnshire serving both schools and academies. A number of schools were federated, which meant a governing board oversaw the running of two schools.

In accordance with the School Governance Regulations (2012), maintained schools’ boards were constituted from the following governor categories:

• Parent Governors
• Head Teacher
• Staff Governor
• Local Authority Governor
• Foundation Governor

When a LA governor vacancy occurred, the relevant board identifies the necessary skills, knowledge and experience that would be required of the successful candidates.  The council was then able to match the board of governors’ needs against the perspective candidates’ application.

Resolved – That the named person as listed in Appendix 1 to the report be appointed as Local Authority Governor on the school listed, subject to the relevant DBS checks.