Agendas 9 articles
- A clerk's guide to producing the agenda The agenda can be the difference between an efficient, productive meeting and one that rambles on. Find out how to prepare, draft and finalise your agenda so you can run efficient meetings.
- Autumn term 2022 agenda items and how to prepare Here's a rundown of the headline issues you're likely to cover in your full governing board or committee meetings this term. Read on to understand each issue, and feel prepared with links to further reading and questions to ask.
- Curriculum committee agenda Download our template agenda for curriculum committee meetings. Find out what to include, so your meetings run smoothly and your committee is focused and can monitor effectively.
Minutes 5 articles
- A clerk's guide to producing minutes Getting the minutes right is essential to your role as a clerk. Read up on our top tips for taking and writing up notes, then use our handy template and checklist to save your valuable time.
- Clerk's guide to amending and approving draft meeting minutes Learn how to send, amend, approve and file the minutes (including committee minutes) for maintained schools and academies.
- How to handle confidential minutes from meetings Understand how to make minutes confidential and what to do if you've had a breach. You'll also learn about releasing confidential minutes to Ofsted inspectors or in response to requests under the Freedom of Information Act.
Procedures 4 articles
- Extraordinary meetings of the board There are no rules on when you should call an extraordinary meeting of your board. See examples of when other schools and trusts have needed this type of meeting and be clear on the process for convening one, so you can meet your requirements.
- Quorum for meetings Learn what it means for a meeting to be quorate and how to calculate a quorum to make sure you have the votes you need to get business done.
- Top tips to keep your board running smoothly and protect governors' wellbeing Wellbeing and workload issues affect governors, too. Read on for practical steps you can take to protect your governors and make sure your board is working at peak efficiency.