School governance update

Important news and communications from the Department for Education (DfE) relating to governance in maintained schools and academy trusts in England


Applies to England



School governance update: July 2022

School governance update: November 2021

Local authority maintained schools - school governance update July 2021

Academy trusts: school governance update: July 2021


These updates are for anyone involved in school and trust governance who wants to know the latest messages from the DfE, such as:

  • governors
  • trustees
  • chairs
  • governance professionals
  • members
  • anyone else involved in the governance of schools and trusts in England

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