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Annual review of governing body committees

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Last updated on 11 August 2016
School types: Maintained, Academy · School phases: All
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How can we review our committees? This article explains that school governing bodies must carry out an annual review of their committees. It relays advice from two national leaders of governance on how you might do this, and suggests questions you could ask during the process.

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  1. 1 Requirement to review committees annually
  2. 2 Annual committee review: how do schools do it?
  3. 3 Reviewing committees: questions governors could ask

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