What to do when a governor resigns

The clerk and the chair have procedures to follow when a governor or trustee resigns. Find out what these are and send our template letter to help make sure they leave on good terms.

Last reviewed on 10 March 2022
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  1. Steps for chairs and clerks to take
  2. Checklist for governor resignations
  3. Fill the vacancy

Steps for chairs and clerks to take

Clerks Confirm that the resigning governor has: Returned any ID badges or passes that give them access to the school Gone through papers and computer files and returned, destroyed or deleted any documents relating to board business If the chair hasn't done so already, send our template letter (in the chair's tasks above).

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