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The DfE launches a new governor role descriptors guidance

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​The Department for Education (DfE) has released new guidance for the governance sector, describing high-level school and trust governance structures and the roles within them.

It provides an introduction to the governance system across the education sector, and you could use it as part of inductions for new governors or those new to the sector.

It gives a high-level introduction to the different governance structures in both academies and maintained schools, and it outlines the roles and responsibilities of each person within those structures.

The guidance sits alongside the Governance Handbook, which provides detailed guidance about all aspects of school governance, and for academies, the Academies Financial Handbook, and the department’s model articles of association.


First published 19 October 2020