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Managing non-attendance of governors

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Last updated on 6 December 2016
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What can be done if a governor does not attend meetings? This article sets out advice on establishing expectations for attendance at governing body meetings. It considers extended periods of absence and looks at procedures for disqualifying governors.

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  1. 1 Establish and communicate expectations
  2. 2 Handling non-attendance at meetings
  3. 3 Can governors send someone in their place?
  4. 4 Disqualification for failure to attend meetings
  5. 5 The process of disqualification
  6. 6 Sample letter advising a governor of possible disqualification

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