Introduction to the Clerking Service
The Department for Education (DfE) regards the role of the clerk as crucial to governing board effectiveness. The recent regulations require governing bodies to “have regard to advice from the clerk in regards to exercising the governing board functions”.
The clerk to governors has a central role in providing advice to the governing board on governance, constitutional and procedural matters to ensure that the governing board meets its statutory duties, to:
- Provide effective administrative support to the governing board and its committees.
- Ensure the governing board is properly constituted
- Manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements
The School Governance & Workforce Development Service provides an efficient and effective Clerking Service to ALL governing boards including Academies, Free Schools and Management Boards. All our clerks are trained and regularly briefed on new developments
and current issues and their performance and quality of work is rigorously monitored.
For details of the full Clerking Service package that is offered to all educational settings, please go to the following link:
Clerking Service Subscription Package 2016/2017
For further information regarding our Clerking Service please contact School Governor Service on 01274 439400 or email
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