We’ve answered some frequently asked questions on Coronavirus (COVID-19) which will be updated on a regular basis. These answers provide broad guidance rather than legal or procedural advice. For specific queries relating to your board’s own circumstances, please contact the GOLDline by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0121 237 3782.
Staffing, pupils and parents
NGA, the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) and the National Association of Headteachers (NAHT) have provided joint guidance on the conduct of schools on professional matters in light of Covid-19.
Decision making and voting
Maintaining the membership of the governing board
Managing statutory processes
Decision making around the re-opening of schools to more pupils
Clerks to governing boards
Governing board’s role in monitoring
Financial costs incurred
Can schools contact the DfE direct with their questions?
Yes, you can put questions direct to the DfE by email to