You'll likely cover some of the items below in a full board meeting, while others may be delegated to committees, depending on the structure of your governing board. If you're unsure, ask your clerk as they will be best placed to know where you'll be covering each item.
Consider the cost-of-living crisis
Rising costs are on everyone's minds right now. Your school community is likely to be affected in at least 1 of these areas:
- Budget and financial strategy
- Wellbeing and welfare of pupils and staff
Devote some of your board's focus this autumn to how you can support your school through the cost-of-living crisis by prioritising welfare and providing effective financial scrutiny.
Continue to monitor your school’s educational recovery plan
This includes funding through the:
- Recovery premium
- National tutoring programme (NTP)
Spending the funding