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Education and Inspections Act 2006

Section 67: Power of Secretary of State to appoint additional governors

295.This section re-enacts with amendments section 18 of the 1998 Act in its application to England. The section confers power on the Secretary of State to appoint additional governors to the governing body of a school that is eligible for intervention.

296.Subsection (1) provides for this power to be applicable in cases where the school is eligible for intervention under section 61 or 62 of the Act. It does not apply if the school has not complied with a formal warning issued by the local education authority under section 60.

297.Subsection (2) requires the Secretary of State, before using this power, to consult the local authority; the governing body of the school; in the case of a foundation or voluntary school which is a Church of England or Roman Catholic school, the appropriate diocesan authority; and in the case of other foundation or voluntary schools, the person or persons who appoint the foundation governors.

298.Subsections (3) to (7) re-enact subsections (3) to (7) of section 18 of the 1998 Act.

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