Model Documents

NGA Effective Governance Documents


Delegation Planner



NGA Delegation-of-functions-Final (1)

Role Description for Governors

What governing boards should expect from each other,Nov 2019

Framework for School Governance

Committee Terms of Reference

Policy Clock

20 Key Questions for Governing boards to Ask

DfE External Review of Governance-a toolkit for facilitated self-review,March 2016

GB Skills Audit  and  Skills Matrix





Succession Breeds Success


Accessing Minutes – NGA

Naming Names in Minutes


Governor Support Service Documents

Terms of Reference Template

Parent Governor Election Documents-2020-21

Staff Governor Election Procedures-2020-21

Annual Governance Statement Template, October 2020

Governor Induction Policy, June 2021

Skills Audit for LA Governor Vacancies 2018

GB Meetings Planning and Deadlines

Governing Board Meeting and Events Planner 2016

Draft Minutes Template Hillingdon 2016

Policies and documentation framework 2016

DfE Statutory Policies for Schools & Academies,January 2021

GSS Model Declaration of Interests Form 2016

Safeguarding Audit May 2018

School Gov Application Form 2022

GB Membership Update Form 2017

Election of Chair and Vice Chair of Governors, September 2020

Model character request form (referee check for new governor/associate member appointment)


School Websites

Website – DfE Maintained Schools Guidance June 2018

Website – DfE Acad Schools Guidance June 2018