Thanks to our governance experts Vicky Redding and Fiona Stagg, who helped us to write this article.
Prepare before the meeting
It will make your job easier if you know what's going to be discussed in the meeting, the key documents that will be considered, and the key decisions the board needs to make.
Make sure you know:
- The date of the meeting and the date that papers need to be sent out on
- Which papers need to go out with the meeting pack, who is providing them, and which papers link to which agenda item
Check whether your local authority or academy trust has any guidance or rules