Guidance, information and templates to support clerks and other governance professionals

Agenda setting

The full governing board is responsible for agreeing the agenda of its meetings. In practice, the governance professional usually produces a draft agenda in collaboration with the chair and others. 

Learn how to build an effective agenda

Taking minutes

There are many ways to format and present minutes; many elements are a matter of preference and understanding what works best for your board. 

Explore the principles of effective minutes and use our exemplar minutes

Electing governors and trustees

Governance professionals have an important role in the election of governors and trustees. You may need to  support the board and advise on best practice or organise the election itself. 

Find out more and download our guide to electing governors and trustees

Appointment and removal

The process for appointing and removing governors and trustees varies according to the category and appotinting body.

See advice on apppointing and removing trustees and local governors

See advice on apppointing and removing governors

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