||<p>The department does not provide specific guidance on the recruitment of members,
but as members are responsible for the appointment of trustees, it is important that
they understand the skills, behaviours and knowledge that trustees need to deliver
effective governance.</p><p>Guidance sets out that members may be appointed by special
resolution by existing members or the foundation or sponsor of the multi-academy trust
(MAT).</p><p>The guidance is attached and available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/governance-handbook"
articles of association of each individual trust set out the specific arrangements
for the appointment of members to each trust.</p><p>Companies House specify their
own requirements for MATs, as companies limited by guarantee, with regard to appointments
and resignations. It is for individual MATs to ensure they follow these requirements.</p><p>There
is no requirement for MATs to publish the minutes of meetings of members and trustees.
However, the department’s Model Articles of Association state that the trust board
must, as soon as is reasonably practicable, make available for inspection by any interested
person, copies of the agenda, signed minutes of every such meeting and any report
or other paper considered at such meeting.</p><p> </p>