Register of independent clerks

Every Governing Board (GB) is legally required to have a Clerk. Clerks have an essential role in the governance of the school.

School and Governor Support (S&GS) provides a range of services that support schools and Academies in ensuring their governance arrangements are effective and compliant with statutory regulations.

The role of a Clerk to Governing Boards is to:

  • provide advice to the Governing Boards on governance, constitutional and procedural matters;
  • provide effective administrative support to the Governing Boards and its committees;
  • ensure the Governing Boards is properly constituted, and
  • manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements.

Governing Boards should employ an independent clerk with suitable skills and training.

The performance of the clerk should be evaluated on a regular basis and their pay should be commensurate with the professional service they provide.

DfE has also published a “Governance-handbook and Clerking Competency Framework” setting out the competencies required to deliver professional clerking to school Governing Boards and multi academy trusts.

Register of independent clerks

Name Address Telephone Email Website
Attingham Education   01384 598 319 Attingham Education
Services 4 Schools S4S S4S, Midlands Technology Centre Broadlands, Wolverhampton, WV10 6TA 01902 203 996 Services 4 Schools
SIPS Education Governor Services Guardian House, Cronehills Linkway, West Bromwich, B70 8GS 0121 296 3003 SIPS Education Governor Services

The Clerks on the register have all provided evidence of relevant experience, accreditation, a high level of professional competence and a commitment to continuing professional development.

How to join the Register

If you are a Clerk or Clerking Service provider and would like to be added to the register of independent clerks: download, complete and return the Expression of Interest Form below.

Expression of Interest Form

Page last updated: 28 September 2023


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