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Instrument of Government – June 2015






  1. The name of the school is Bedfield CEVCP School.
  2. The school is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School.
  3. The name of the governing body is "The Governing Body of Bedfield CEVCP School”.
  4. The governing body shall consist of:

         a. parent governors

         b.  LA governor

        c.staff governor

        d.the Headteacher (she does wish to take up the post) governors

        f. co-opted governors

       g.partnership governors


   5. Total number of governors 12, including additional foundation governors where appropriate].


  6.The term of office of all governors will be four years.


  7.The foundation body or person entitled to appoint foundation governors is The St. Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan           Board of Education after consultation with the Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St.             Nicholas, Bedfield.


  8. The holder of the following office shall be a foundation governor ex officio:

   a. The Principal Officiating Minister of the Ecclesiastical parish of St. Nicholas, Bedfield.

   b.The foundation body or person named in paragraph 8 shall be entitled to appoint a foundation governor to act in the place of the ex officio foundation governor whose governorship derives from the office named in (a) above, in the event that that ex officio foundation governor is unable or unwilling to act as a foundation governor, or has been removed from office under regulation 20(2) of the Regulations.


  9.Set out the name of any person entitled to request the removal of any ex officio foundation governor and to appoint any substitute governor. The Principal Officiating Minister of the Ecclesiastical parish of St. Nicholas, Bedfield


  10.[Where the school has a trust] the fact that a trust exists. [If the school has a religious character] a description of the ethos of the school. Not applicable.


  11.This instrument of government comes into effect on 3rd June 2015.


  12.This instrument was made by order of Suffolk Local Authority on


  13.A copy of the instrument must be supplied to every member of the governing body (and the headteacher if not a governor), any trustees and to the appropriate religious body.



D Holt

on behalf of

Suffolk Local Authority