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Governor Meetings: Rules

 General

  • There must be at least 3 full governing body meetings in every school year.
  • The governing body, the chair or any 3 governors can call an extra meeting.
  • The procedure for electing chair and vice chair shall be determined by the governing body. The chair can be elected for a period of between 1 and 4 years. An employee of the school is not permitted to be chair or vice chair of the full governing body.
  • The governing body decides who else may attend meetings.
  • A governor can become disqualified from holding office on the governing body if, without the consent of the governing body, they fail to attend a meeting for a continuous period of 6 months starting with the date of the meeting they failed to attend.
  • Clerks are responsible for recording whether an absent governor(s)' apologies are accepted by the governors present, at each meeting.

Before a meeting:

  • Written notice of a meeting, the agenda and any associated papers should be sent to all governors 7 clear days in advance. In certain circumstances the Chair may determine that a shorter time scale is necessary.  

During a meeting:

  • A decision can only be taken if one-half (rounded up) of current membership is present.
  • Where there is equal division of votes the Chair has a second casting vote.
  • The Headteacher and Clerk have the right to attend all meetings of the governing body and its committees unless it is to discuss possible disciplinary action against them.  

After a meeting:

  • The Clerk shall ensure that minutes are drawn up and signed (subject to the approval of the governing body) by the Chair of the next meeting.
  • As soon as is reasonably practicable after the meeting, the agenda, papers considered and signed minutes of the governors' meeting must be made available for persons wishing to inspect them. 

 

Definitions:

Headteacher means the Headteacher of Sutton Benger Primary School, Executive Headteacher and/or Associate Headteacher, as applicable.

Chair means the Chair, Co-Chair/s and/or Acting Chair, as applicable.