According to legal requirements, the Local Authority (LA) has a duty to nominate local authority governors, while the formal decision to appoint rests with the respective Governing Board.
One LA governor position is legally part of maintained schools governing boards constitution. An LA governor is someone suitably appointed with LA approval, but their role is not to represent the LA in any way. Rather, along with all other governors, they would bring the relevant perspective and skills that the GB feels are needed to governor their school
Based on experience, our family of Hackney schools have real clarity about the specific skills and diversity they wish to add to their governing board. In addition, we offer guidance to boards on recruiting to all governor positions including LA governors - helping you to ensure you recruit widely diverse boards that reflect the community you serve.
Making a nomination
The Governor Services team will review your proposal and, if deemed suitable, will formally submit to Cabinet. If there are any issues, we will respond with queries and advise in-depth on the selection process. Once Cabinet meets, the formal decision will be confirmed approximately 7 days later directly to the school. Following this confirmation, the appointment of the governor will take place at your next Full Governing Board. This is when their term will start.
Do ensure you check your LA governor’s term of office and submit your proposal well in advance and by the school deadlines each month, in order to ensure it is submitted to the correct Cabinet meeting without delay.
Autumn and spring term dates
(1 week before finalised submissions)
|Cabinet meeting date||Formal decision confirmation date (approximately)|
|25 August 2023||25 September 2023||1 October 2023|
|25 September 2023||23 October 2023||30 October 2023|
|13 November 2023||11 December 2023||18 December 2023|
|18 December 2023||22 January 2024||29 January 2024|
|21 January 2024||26 February 2024||4 March 2024|
|18 February 2024||18 March 2024||25 March 2024|
|18 March 2024||22 April 2024||29 April 2024|
|22 April 2024||20 May 2024||27 May 2024|