We are aware that the minutes are the official record of the main matters discussed during a meeting and of any decisions taken.
We understand that we have an obligation under the Freedom of Information Act to make available information on request depending on whether the Governing Body considers such information is deemed to be confidential under the Act.
We as a school community have a commitment to promote equality. Therefore, an equality impact assessment has been undertaken and we believe this policy is in line with the Equality Act 2010.
To ensure that the minutes taken by the clerk are a true written record of a meeting and correspond with the governors’ recollection of what went on at that meeting.
To work with other schools to share good practice in order to improve this policy.
Role of the Governing Body
appointed a clerk to the governing body;
the responsibility for ensuring all governing body meetings and sub-committees are clerked;
responsibility for approving the minutes of the governing body;
responsibility for ensuring all minutes are readily available on request;
delegated powers and responsibilities to the Headteacher to ensure all school personnel and stakeholders are aware of and comply with this policy;
responsibility for ensuring that the school complies with all equalities legislation;
responsibility for ensuring funding is in place to support this policy;
responsibility for ensuring this policy and all policies are maintained and updated regularly;
responsibility for ensuring all policies are made available to parents;
responsibility for the effective implementation, monitoring and evaluation of this policy
Approval of the Minutes
In order to establish whether the minutes are a true record of the last meeting, there will be a proposer and a seconder to confirm this.
The Chair of the Governing Body, or the committee Chair, always signs the minutes after their approval by the governing body or committee at the next meeting.
Availability of Minutes
All minutes will be made available to any interested person.
Minutes Agenda and Other Documentation
We will make available to any interested person the minutes, agenda and other documentation for the next meeting.
We will make every effort to maintain the confidentiality of any one named in the minutes.
Matter Arising from the Minutes
At each meeting the Chair will go through the minutes of the previous meeting and governors can query or ask for further information on any item in those minutes.
This policy will be reviewed when necessary.