Our associate education experts, Hayley James, Fiona Stagg, Jane Edminson and Fred Birkett gave us the advice in this article.
Please note: this article is a guide and refers to a common process for amending and approving the minutes. You may have specific processes to follow as set out by your standing orders, local authority or multi-academy trust board. Follow your specific processes over this article if they differ.
Maintained schools The clerk to the governing board, or the person appointed to act as clerk for the purpose of the meeting, must make sure the minutes are: Drawn up (i.e written) Approved by the governing board or relevant committee Signed by the chair at the next meeting (or the committee chair in the case of a committee meeting) This is set out in regulations 15 and 26(7) of the School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013. Check with your local authority for any further requirements you need