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Duration and timing of governing body meetings

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Last updated on 20 January 2017
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Is there advice on the length and timing of governors' meetings? You must hold at least three meetings in the school year, but you are free to decide when these occur and for how long. We relay advice and ideas on reducing the burden of meetings for school leaders.

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  1. 1 Governing bodies must hold at least three meetings each year
  2. 2 Meeting the minimum annual requirement
  3. 3 Timing and duration of meetings
  4. 4 Reviewing the timings of meetings: questions to ask
  5. 5 Planning meetings: considering the headteacher's work/life balance
  6. 6 Calling meetings during the school holidays
  7. 7 Easing the burden of meetings for headteachers

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