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Use this to check over the minutes from meetings. It will help you spot errors so you're sure your clerk hasn’t missed anything out.

After a governing board or committee meeting, the clerk will send you the minutes for initial approval. Use this checklist to make sure they're good-quality minutes that accurately represent the meeting, and therefore will help make sure your board is effective. 

KeyDoc: minutes checklist for chairs and headteachers

If you spot an error or have any comments or feedback, you need to let the clerk know. The clerk will either:

  • Make any minor amendments before sending the minutes to all governors who attended
  • Note down any proposed significant changes for discussion and approval at the next governing board meeting 

Read more about the process of amending and approving draft meeting minutes.

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