Independent schools dealing with governance
Legal advice for independent schools dealing with governance
The Governing Body is a key part of the school structure and Governors need to understand and be regularly trained and updated on their roles and responsibilities, including those which arise for them as Trustees if the school is a charity.
What is independent school governance?
Independent school governance refers to the management and oversight of private schools by a board of trustees or governors. These individuals are responsible for setting policies, making financial decisions, and ensuring the school operates in accordance with its mission and values.
How Moore Barlow can help
We regularly advise on governance issues from updating the governing document to mergers and collaborations and everything in between. We also provide training for Governors either on a bespoke basis or as part of our conference programme for Independent Schools.
Our expert team is based across our offices in Lymington, Guildford, Southampton, London, Richmond and Woking. Please do not hesitate to contact any member of the team to discuss how we can help you.
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