New governance regulations

02 March 2016

The government has published the new School Governance (Constitution and Federations) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016. Regulations 1 and 2 come into force on 18 March 2016 and Regulation 3 comes into force on 1 September 2016. Regulation 2 amends the School Governance Constitution Regulations 2012 as follows:

  • By 1 September 2016, all maintained school governing bodies should apply for an enhanced criminal records certificate for any serving governor who does not have one.

  • From 1 April 2016, all maintained school governing bodies should apply for an enhanced criminal records certificate for any newly appointed governor within 21 days of appointment.

Regulation 3 states that by 1 September 2016, the number of parent governors on the governing bodies of federations should be two.

2. Accountability/performance measures and curriculum and assessment/KS3 & 4