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Virtual meetings policy: model and examples
Your board needs to continue its important work even if you can't meet in person right now. Adapt and adopt our model policy so you can feel confident everyone knows what's expected and how your virtual meetings should run.
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
Approving the policy
This policy isn't statutory, so there aren't any rules on who should approve it.
- Approve it as part of a virtual meeting – if you're the clerk, be sure to minute this decision
- Use the chair's action to approve it (in an emergency)
- Moss Hey Primary School in Cheshire ('virtual governance policy')
- The Devonshire Hill Nursery and Primary School in Haringey ('virtual governance policy')
- Fowlmere Primary School in Cambridgeshire (see page 6 of its standing orders)
- Up Holland High School in Lancashire ('virtual meeting attendance policy')
Our associate education expert Fiona Stagg helped us with this policy. Fiona is a national leader of governance and an independent clerk. She is also an experienced chair of governors, conducts external reviews of governance, and supports and mentors chairs and clerks. She is also a facilitator for the DfE's governance leadership programme.
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