What does a clerk to governors do?

Category: Clerking / Governance Professional

All Governing Boards need a clerk who will:

  • Work with the Chair of the Board to arrange meetings, including assisting with agendas, sending out invitations and ensuring all required documentation is provided in a timely manner.
  • Attend meetings (usually late afternoon/early evening, for around two hours) to take minutes.  Discussions, challenges, questions and actions should be noted.
  • Produce formal minutes within set timescales & any follow-up actions.
  • Provide administration of governance systems, updating relevant documentation in line with procedures.  
  • Ensure that governor records are up-to-date.
  • Provide advice to governors and the schools on correct governance procedures and how to improve governance.
  • Support the development and performance of the governing board.
  • Building effective relationships with the Board and all related parties.

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