Decide what should be confidential
You and your board should decide what information is considered confidential from your board and committee meetings. Everyone on the board should maintain confidentiality on these matters.
For example, this will include:
- Confidential items addressed in meetings and not made available to the public, especially in matters relating to individual members of staff, pupils or parents
- Details of how individuals contribute to meetings and how they vote
Read more on when to make minutes confidential.
Set expectations in your code of conduct
Set clear expectations of a governor or trustee's role and their behaviour in a code of conduct Include a statement on confidentiality within the code, and make sure that it sets expectations to maintain confidentiality even after leaving office Agree to the code at the beginning