General Information for Governors

These documents are for all governors and clerks and the list below will be added to as new documents become available.

Policy list

Hopefully you will have received the link to the policy list discussed in the Autumn Term. The link is now available below and on the front page of the School Business Management area in order that the abbreviated version is available for all. Those who buy into the School Business Management service will receive a slightly different version which includes more information, links etc.

The DFE produce a policy list which can be viewed here.


The DFE website has information for governing boards including all statutory regulations and guidance.

"The Roles, Procedures and Allowances 2013, statutory guidance" is available from the link below.

"The Constitution of governing bodies of maintained schools August 15, statutory guidance" replaces the earlier documents on reconstitution and has important information for all governing bodies. Both documents can be found by clicking on this link: This link will also take you to other information on the DFE website which you may find helpful.

Useful Downloads

All documents on this page are reviewed regularly and are in date

Skills Audits


The role of the staff governor

Roles and Remit of Link Governors - Updated September 2013

Self Declaration Form

Skills Audit Document

The Roles of the Governing Body and the Headteacher

BMNIS Policy Document Schedule Updated September 2015 - Abbreviated version

Procedure for the Election of Staff Governors in LA Maintained Schools Sep 2017

Procedure for the Election of Parent Governors in LA Maintained Schools Sep 2017

Appointment of Headteachers - Frequently Asked Questions for Governors - Updated March 2016

NYCC Schools Mandatory Information Website Checklist Nov 2016

What governing boards should expect from school leaders

Removal of Governors Policy

Privacy Notice

Governor Sources of Information

NGA Code of Conduct 2019

Understanding Your Data - June 2018

Model Standing Orders

Schools Causing Concern - November 2018

Implementing Your School's Approach to Pay - September 2018

Register of Business Interests Proforma


Related Pages

Information Governance for Schools

School Business Management Service


Events / Newsletters

YHGSG Clerks’ Conference 2017 Information Leaflet