New updated Governors' Handbook issued

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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.