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Last reviewed on 28 September 2021
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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.

For a secure alternative to using email to communicate between meetings, use GovernorHub to share documents and information with your board.

Set terms for how you'll use email

Approve the terms of how your board will use email - this should be agreed by the full governing board Record these terms in your standing orders Update your governors' code of conduct so it reflects the terms of how and when email should be used. You might want to include these: Be cautious and professional. Emails are forever, once you send it you can't undo it  Don't discuss individual parents, pupils and staff. As above, be professional because these emails are subject to the

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