The Governance Handbook states “All boards must have a clerk, who should be the board's 'governance professional'" and that "high quality clerking is crucial to the effective function of the board”; We totally agree. High quality clerking is much more than taking minutes and good organisation or administration, it is also about helping the board understand its role and legal duties so that it functions efficiently and effectively.
Our highly skilled governance professionals have been recognised at the National Governance Association's Outstanding Governance Awards achieving highly commended in the 'Outstanding Clerk to a Governing Board' category.
We offer a comprehensive clerking package that will ensure your board are served by a trained, competent and quality assured governance professional.
Our Clerking Service can accommodate the needs of your board through a virtual, face to face or blended service via our competitive Clerking Service Specification.
The Clerking Service Specification carries an annual charge, calculated on the number of meetings the governing board wishes clerked (for schools in all phases).
We also provide a range of additional services. These services are tailor-made to your needs and are charged at the additional hourly rate.
Please Contact Us for an initial chat about your needs.
On receipt of your completed application form, we will:
- locate a governance professional (clerk) with capacity in your area
- arrange an introductory meeting with the chair and headteacher setting out expectations
- calculate the contract on the number of meetings per annum
- forward the contract to the chair of governors for signature, a copy being retained by the school and a copy held by The Clerking Service.