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1. In this Schedule “appropriate authority” has the same meaning as in Schedule 1.
2. Where a local authority are the appropriate authority in relation to a school, they may delegate to the head teacher of the school any of their functions under this Schedule.
3. The appropriate authority must make all the necessary arrangements for the election of staff governors.
4. The power conferred by paragraph 3 does not include power to impose any requirements as to the minimum number of votes required to be cast for a candidate to be elected.
5. Any election which is contested must be held by ballot.
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