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School Standards and Framework Act 1998

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15(1)If the governing body of any maintained school so determine, or regulations so require, the instrument of government for the school shall provide for the governing body to include, in addition to the governors required by virtue of the preceding provisions of this Schedule, such number of co-opted governors as may be specified in or determined in accordance with regulations.

(2)Regulations shall specify—

(a)the circumstances in which provision for such appointments is authorised or required to be made under this paragraph; and

(b)the categories of person from whom or from amongst whose members nominations for such appointments are to be sought.

(3)The instrument of government for any community or voluntary school which—

(a)is a primary school, and

(b)serves an area for which there are one or more minor authorities,

shall provide for the governing body to include (in addition to the governors required by virtue of paragraph 9, 13 or 14, as the case may be, and any required by virtue of sub-paragraph (1)) one co-opted governor nominated by the minor authority or (as the case may be) one of the minor authorities in question.

(4)Where any such school serves an area for which there are two or more minor authorities, the relevant governors shall, for the purposes of the appointment of any such co-opted governor, seek nominations from such one or more of those authorities as the governors think fit.

(5)In sub-paragraph (4) “the relevant governors” means those members of the school’s governing body who are not co-opted governors.

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