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Local Authority Governors

Under the School Governance (Constitution)(England) Regulations 2012, the governing body of Sutton Benger Primary School was required to reconstitute to a skills-based model of governance in 2015, which allowed for one (1) LA governor on the reconstituted governing body.

For this model of governance, Sutton Benger Governing Body now set the eligibility criteria for, and appoint, the Local Authority governor. This means Wiltshire County Council are no longer responsible for the appointment of LA governors, as the governing body of Sutton Benger Primary is the appointing body.

Under these Regulations Wiltshire County Council is responsible for nominating individuals as prospective governors. Nominations are made by Wiltshire County Council, in accordance with the eligibility criteria provided by the governing body.

When nominating new governors or re-nominating existing governors, the County Council must consider the skills and experience the governing body needs in order to be effective.