Constitution - Instrument of Governance

Governing bodies should be no bigger than necessary to secure the range of skills they need. Smaller governing bodies are likely to be more cohesive and dynamic.
 
A key consideration in the appointment and election of all new governors should be the skills and experience the governing body needs to be effective. The skills they need are a matter for governing bodies to decide having regard to the Department for Education's Competency Framework for Governance.
 
Governing bodies should use a skills audit to identify any specific gaps that need to be filled in the skills, knowledge and experience of existing governors.
 
Before being nominated for election or appointment, governing bodies should help all prospective governors to understand the role of a governor and the governing bodies’ code of conduct.
 
All governing bodies of maintained schools are required to be constituted under the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012. 
 
Our approved constitution document below allows us to ensure that we have a good mix of people on our board of Governors representing all our stakeholders.