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(1) Subject to any other statutory provision, the conduct of a maintained school shall be under the direction of the school's governing body.
(2) The governing body shall conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school.
(3) Regulations may—
(a) set out terms of reference for governing bodies of maintained schools;
(b) define the respective roles and responsibilities of governing bodies and head teachers of such schools, whether generally or with respect to particular matters, including the curriculum for such schools;
(c) confer functions on governing bodies and head teachers of such schools.
(4) The governing body of a maintained school shall, in discharging their functions, comply with—
(a) the instrument of government; and
(b) (subject to any other statutory provision) any trust deed relating to the school.
To be appointed: see s 145(3).