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Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school.

Time and time again, Ofsted has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including by the governing body.

Guidance on strategic leadership and the governance of academy trusts.
This reference document is for those involved in trust governance. It provides essential information from a range of sources on the trust board’s roles and legal responsibilities.