Academy trust AGMs and general meetings: attendance and agenda

Find out the requirements for holding an academy trust's annual general meeting (AGM), who should attend and what the agenda should include. Understand the requirements for general meetings too.

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  1. You must hold an AGM each financial year
  2. The majority of members must be present
  3. Other attendees
  4. What you should cover

This article is based on section 4.2.2 of the academy trust governance guide and model articles of association

You must hold an AGM each financial year

In previous versions of the model articles this was optional - see page 5 of the model articles. Check your own articles - if your trust hasn't adopted the newer articles, this may not be a requirement for you.

You must hold each AGM within 15 months of the last

If your trust is newly incorporated, you don't need to hold an AGM in the year of incorporation or the year immediately after, as long as you hold one within 18 months of incorporation.

Any other meeting of the trust is referred to as a general meeting. 

Calling the meeting

The board of trustees calls the meeting. It must be called with at least 14 days' notice, unless a majority of 90% of members agree to a shorter notice. 

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