You're expected to publish your minutes
State-funded schools are expected to publish certain information proactively to comply with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 publication scheme.
Governing board minutes are 1 of the types of information you're expected to publish (along with agendas and any papers considered), but you don't have to publish confidential information.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO):
- Expects these to be available for at least the current and previous 3 years
- Recommends publishing them on your website, as this is the easiest way for people to access them
You can also find more about the publication scheme, including a guidance document about minutes and agendas in particular, on the ICO website.
Knavesmire Primary School, an academy with a local governing body in York Thomas Tallis School, a community school