Introduction to the Clerking Service

Introduction to the Clerking Service


The Department for Education (DfE) regards the role of the clerk as crucial to governing board effectiveness.  The regulations require governing bodies to “have regard to advice from the clerk in regards to exercising the governing board functions”.
It is a requirement for all Governing Boards and Committees to be clerked. 

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 Governor 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 Offer 2020-21


For further information regarding our Clerking Service please contact School Governor Service on 01274 439400 or email


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