The role of the Clerk

A good clerk is essential for an effective governing body.

This is the role description used by Haringey Council for their clerks.

It may be useful for governing bodies to ensure a good working relationship with their clerk.

Generic role of a School Governing body Clerk (Word)

More useful data on schools in England

This site provides easy access to the many sources of on-line data about education in England. New information is added regularly.

From spending on schools and pupil numbers to figures for attendance and attainment, keep up to date with RISE’s 25 key statistics about state education in England.

Planning and Recording Governor Training

This is a format we use to help us plan and record what training we as a governing body have undertaken and need to do:
Governor Training Record & Plan (Excel)

All governors need to be trained so that we can adequately support and challenge our schools. It’s not essential that all governors go on all training, but key information from training should be shared at GB meetings. This is the format we use:
Governor Training Template (Word)

We use a similar format for reporting on governor visits to the school:
Governor Visit Template

Please fell free to use and adapt these for your schools and suggest any improvements in the comments below.