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School Governors' guide to the law

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A guide to the law to help you be an effective governor.

All school governors should know and understand their roles and legal responsibilities and how these fit in with the responsibilities of the head teacher, the local authority and the Welsh Government. They should also know their responsibilites regarding other parties such as diocesan authorities and foundations, where applicable.

Although this is a comprehensive guide, you will need to add to your knowledge through governor training events organised by your LA or Governors Wales. Other guidance and publications are available from your local authority and  Governors Wales. Annex 2 to the Guide contains contact details of these organisations. 

Please note that although this Guide is detailed, it does not replace the law which takes precedence.

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1: Introduction (File size: 220KB)
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6: Providing Information (File size: 120KB)
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8: Managing The Budget (File size: 100KB)
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10: Staffing (File size: 200KB)
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11: The Curriculum (File size: 200KB)
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14: Admissions (File size: 90KB)
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23: Inspection (File size: 70KB)
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Annex 2: Useful Addresses (File size: 60KB)
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Annex 3: Glossary (File size: 80KB)
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Annex 4: Index (File size: 100KB)