498Powers where no properly constituted governing body
(1)Where it appears to the Secretary of State that, by reason of the default of any person, there is no properly constituted governing body of a school to which this section applies, the Secretary of State—
(a)may make such appointments and give such directions as he thinks desirable for the purpose of securing that there is a properly constituted governing body of that school, and
(b)may give directions rendering valid any acts or proceedings which in his opinion are invalid or otherwise defective by reason of the default.
(2)This section applies to—
(a)any county, voluntary or maintained special school, and
(b)any grant-maintained school.