Last reviewed on 18 November 2022
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Adapt and adopt our model policy so you can feel confident everyone knows what's expected when meetings are both fully and partly virtual.

Many boards have returned to face-to-face meetings following the pandemic. However, it's up to your board to decide whether governors can attend meetings remotely by phone or video conferencing. The DfE told us this.

The pandemic has shown that governing boards are capable of adapting to remote working (read more about this from Governors for Schools), and it may make sense to continue giving your governors this option. 

If you're a chair or clerk, take a look at our article on virtual meetings for more guidance. 

Download our model policy

Our policy is:

  • Designed for you to adapt to suit your context
  • In line with relevant requirements and good practice
  • Approved by Forbes Solicitors

Recent changes

Removed mentions of COVID-19 in the policy notes before section 1, and in sections 2 and 3 Amended a