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Use our termly agenda templates to ensure that your full governing board meetings cover key termly items and tasks. Each template includes suggested agenda items for maintained schools and academies.

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Using the templates

The suggested agenda items in these templates are aimed at governing boards in maintained schools and academies, however you'll need to adapt them depending on your context.

This is not an exhaustive list of agenda items, and you should check with your local authority or academy trust to see if there are any specific items that must be included.


Local authority

Lambeth School Services publishes termly model governing board agendas for its schools. These models have recommendations of actions that the board should take. You can find them in the 'communications' section of the local authority's website.

Primary school 

High Ongar Primary School in Essex has published agendas for full governing board meetings and committee meetings. 

In its full governing board meeting in July 2018, the board considered items such as:

  • Joining a multi-academy trust (MAT)
  • Reviewing the termly special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) report
  • Reviewing the school development plan

You can access the agendas on the school's website.

MAT board of trustees

Congleton Multi-Academy Trust has published its agendas for meetings of its board of trustees. Download these from the MAT's website.

Local governing board

Brentwood County High School is part of the Brentwood Community Academies Trust. It has published its agendas for its local governing body meetings on its website

Drafting the agenda

Read guidance on who should draft the agenda and how governors may propose items in another article from The Key.

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