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Agenda template for governing board meetings

An effective agenda helps make governing board meetings efficient and productive.

Tools & templates

The full governing board is responsible for agreeing meeting agendas. In practice, the governance professional usually drafts agendas in consultation with the chair and headteacher/CEO.

An effective agenda helps to ensure that:

  • the board’s discussion is focused on strategic priorities
  • important decisions and actions are taken during the meeting
  • the board complies with statutory timescales

Our template – together with guiding principles – provides a starting point that can be adapted to suit your needs.

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