New updated Governors' Handbook issued
On 15 May 2014 an updated version of the Governors' Handbook was published by the DfE, providing advice for the Governing Bodies of maintained schools, academies and free schools.
Part 1 of the Handbook provides general guidance on the core role and functions of governors, whilst Parts 2 to 8 focus upon specific legal duties in respect of matters such as pupil wellbeing and school finance.
The Handbook can be downloaded here.
For governors seeking further advice, the DfE provides a "GovernorLine" service free of charge, the contact details for which are available on the above link.