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.

You're free to decide if and how governors can attend meetings remotely, via phone or video conference. The DfE told us this. 

Your meetings should comply with the latest government guidance on living safely with respiratory viruses including the coronavirus, and you can consider if a blended approach of face-to-face and virtual meetings will work for your board (as per the April 2021 governance update).

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