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Frequently Asked Questions
Does the clerk have to seek nominations for chair and vice-chair prior to the governing body meeting at which the election will take place?
How long should governing body minutes be kept?
How much notice do you need to give before the meeting?
I am a new clerk and not sure how the agenda should be organised?
If a governor has missed meetings for a continuous period of 6 months, although apologies have always been sent to the clerk in advance, can they be disqualified?
If a governor is unable to attend a meeting and a decision has to be made, can they send their vote i.e. vote by proxy?
If the chair and vice-chair are unable to attend the governing body meeting, can the meeting go ahead?
Local elections have just taken place and one of the LA governors has lost their seat, they have 2 years left on their term of office. Are they still a governor?
Should a clerk be appointed to every committee of the governing body?
The headteacher is not available for the Spring term meeting of the governing body. Can it be postponed until the following term?
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