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Attendance and voting rights at governing body meetings

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Last updated on 27 September 2016
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Who has the right to attend school governing body meetings? In this article, we set out the rules on who is entitled to attend full governing body and committee meetings in maintained schools and academies. We also look at who has voting rights at meetings, and procedures for circulating the agenda.

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  1. 1 Full governing body meetings: maintained schools
  2. 2 Meetings of the trustees: procedures in academies
  3. 3 Committee meetings in maintained schools
  4. 4 Committee meetings in academies
  5. 5 Should we allow all governors to attend committee meetings?
  6. 6 Circulating committee agendas

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