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8.—(1) This paragraph applies in relation to any grant-maintained school where—
(a)the governing body of the school were incorporated under Chapter IV of Part I of the 1988 Act;
(b)an instrument and articles of government have been made for the school under that Chapter before 1st January 1994; and
(c)the school was a county school immediately before it became grant-maintained.
(2) In the case of any school to which this paragraph applies, the instrument of government shall be modified by substituting the following for the definition of “first governor” in paragraph 1 (interpretation)—
““first governor” means—
in relation to any person appointed to such a governorship before 1st January 1994, a governor of the kind referred to in paragraph 3(1)(d); and
in relation to any person so appointed on or after that date—
a person appointed by the governing body who appears to them to be committed to the good government and continuing viability of the school; or
a person appointed under paragraph 3A of this instrument who appears to the person appointing him to be committed to the good government and continuing viability of the school,
and the following provisions of this instrument shall have effect accordingly;”.
(3) In the case of any school to which this paragraph applies, the instrument of government shall be modified by inserting after paragraph 3(4) (which requires the governing body to secure that at least two of the first governors are parents of registered pupils at the school) the following sub-paragraph—
“(4A) The governing body shall secure that, in appointing any person to be a first governor on or after 1st January 1994, at least two of the first governors are (on the date or dates on which they respectively take office) members of the local community.”.
(4) In the case of any school to which this paragraph applies, the instrument of government shall be modified by inserting after paragraph 3 (composition of the governing body) the following paragraph—
3A.—(1) The Secretary of State shall have power, where any of sub-paragraphs (2), (3) and (5) below apply, to replace all or any of the first governors.
(2) This sub-paragraph applies where the governing body have been guilty of substantial or persistent failure to comply, or secure compliance, with any requirement imposed by or under any enactment.
(3) This sub-paragraph applies where—
(a)there is a report of an inspection of the school in which the person who made it expressed the opinion that special measures were required to be taken in relation to the school;
(b)either that person was a member of the Inspectorate or the report stated that the Chief Inspector agreed with his opinion;
(c)if any registered inspector or member of the Inspectorate has made a later report of an inspection of the school under Chapter I of Part V of the Education Act 1993, he did not express the opinion in the report that special measures were not required to be taken in relation to the school; and
(d)the Secretary of State has received a statement prepared under section 210 of the Education Act 1993 (statement of special measures to be taken by the governing body), or the period allowed under subsection (2) of that section for the preparation of such a statement has expired.
(4) Any expression used in sub-paragraph (3) above which is also used in Part V of the Education Act 1993 shall have the same meaning as in that Part.
(5) This sub-paragraph applies where in the opinion of the Secretary of State any action taken or proposed by the governing body, or any failure of the governing body to act, is prejudicial to the provision of education by the school.”.
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