Authority’s entitlement to offer advice
26. (1) The authority may offer advice to the governing body in relation to the exercise of the governing body’s functions of appointment and dismissal of any teacher, to the extent provided by, and subject to, any relevant agreement.
(2) A “relevant agreement” is an agreement in writing between the authority and the governing body which entitles the authority to offer advice to the governing body in relation to the exercise of any such function to the extent provided, and which has not been terminated by the governing body by notice in writing to the authority.
(3) The governing body must consider any advice offered by the authority pursuant to paragraph (1).