Last reviewed on 8 February 2022
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Learn how to run your virtual meetings effectively with our one-stop shop for chairs and clerks.

1. Prepare for the meeting

The points in this section will be handled by either the chair or the clerk – check to see if it's you.

Make sure everyone can attend remotely and use the platform

Have access to a decent internet connection (if they don’t, give them the option to dial in by phone, or ask if there’s anything you can do to help) Test their connection and access to the platform by doing a quick test run with you Keep your meetings secure by enabling any security features Make sure you’ve enabled security features for the platform you're using – ask an IT member of staff for support on how to do this if you're unsure. Be sure to read the privacy terms and conditions of your platform.  Set some ground rules Below are some recommended ground rules you’ll probably want to agree with governors to help keep the meeting on track. All governors

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