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  • Governor email accounts As a governor, the personal data you send over email must be kept secure. Use a secure school email address to help you to meet the GDPR requirement to prevent a data breach and respond to subject access requests quickly.
  • How to use email for governing board business You should use formal meetings (in-person or virtual) as much as possible, but sometimes you need a way to communicate in between meetings. Understand the rules and what's appropriate when using email to conduct governing board business.
  • School governors' right to time off work You have the right to take 'reasonable' time off work for governor duties. Find out what the rules are, if your profession is exempt, and what to do if you're having problems with your employer.
  • Storing governing board documents Find out how to ensure you're complying with the GDPR, and get guidance on how to store both electronic and paper documents so you can make sure they're secure.