All governing bodies should be run in an effective way that allows them to perform their functions efficiently. The full governing body should meet regularly and at least three times in each school year. Meetings are usually co-ordinated by the clerk, subject to any direction from the governing body and the Chair.

This topic covers the ways that school governing bodies work, including how they run their meetings and organise their committees. The topic also covers governors training. Related information can be found in the Constitution of the Governing Body and Functions of the Governing Body topics.

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