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1. Where a partnership governor is required in relation to a school which is designated under section 69(3) of SSFA 1998 as having a religious character, the governing body must seek nominations from—
(a)in the case of a Church of England school or a Roman Catholic Church school, the appropriate diocesan authority; and
(b)in any other case, the appropriate religious body.
2. Where a partnership governor is required in relation to a school which does not have a religious character, the governing body must seek nominations from parents of registered pupils at the school, and from such other persons in the community served by the school as they consider appropriate.
3. The governing body must make all the necessary arrangements for and determine all other matters relating to the nomination and appointment of partnership governors.
4. No person is eligible to be nominated for appointment, or to be appointed, as a partnership governor unless that person has the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.
5. No governor may nominate a person for appointment as a partnership governor except in accordance with paragraph 6(2).
6.—(1) The governing body must appoint such number of partnership governors as is required by the instrument of government from the eligible nominees.
(2) If the number of eligible nominees is less than the number of vacancies, the number of partnership governors required may be made up by persons nominated by governors and appointed by the governing body.
7. Where the governing body makes an appointment under paragraph 6(2), having rejected any person nominated under paragraphs 1 or 2 as ineligible, they must give written reasons for their decision to—
(a)the local authority;
(b)the person or body who nominated the person rejected; and
(c)the person rejected.
8. For the purposes of this Schedule, “appropriate diocesan authority” and “appropriate religious body” have the meanings given by regulation 26.
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