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Termly agenda templates for governing board meetings
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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How to use the templates
The suggested agenda items in these templates are aimed at governing boards in maintained schools and academies, but you'll need to adapt them depending to your own context.
This isn't an exhaustive list of agenda items. Don't forget to check with your local authority or academy trust to see if there are any specific items that must be included.
Lambeth School Services publishes termly model governing board agendas for its schools. These models have recommended actions for you to take each term.
You can find them in the 'communications' section of their website.
St. Osmund's Catholic Primary School in Richmond-upon-Thames regularly publishes its governing board's meeting agendas.
In its full governing board meeting in July 2018, the agenda included:
- Discussing the potential for joining a multi-academy trust (MAT)
- Reviewing the termly special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) report
- Reviewing the school development plan
MAT board of trustees
Congleton Multi-Academy Trust is made up of 3 schools in Cheshire East and Staffordshire. It's published its board of trustees' meeting agendas and minutes. You can download these from the MAT's website.
Local governing board (LGB)
Widey Court Primary School in Plymouth is part of the Connect Academy Trust. They publish a general meeting agenda to their website, the body of which covers items under 4 broad categories:
- Raising achievement
- Business leadership and management
- Teaching and learning
- School leadership and management
Each meeting ends with questions and feedback for the MAT.
Read guidance on who should draft the agenda and how governors may propose items in another article from The Key.
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