Clerks to Governing Bodies Handbook

Clerks to Governing Bodies can access a range of written resources to assist and support them in their work. The current version of the Clerks Handbook is available below.

Clerks Forums for clerks are held across the County in the Summer and Autumn Terms every year.

A Clerk to Governing Body service is provided through a Traded Service. The Service Level Agreement and the charges for the current financial year are set out in the documents section.

Clerk to Governors Handbook

Welcome to the most up to date edition of the Clerks Handbook. The role of the Clerk to Governors has changed significantly over the last few years and this is reflected in the DFE (formerly DCSF) National Job Description and The National Training Programme, both of which recognise the important role of clerks in the work of the governing body.

The Handbook has been revised and updated to make it a more useful practical tool for clerks and together with the DFE Guide to the Law CD it should provide the information that you need to fulfil your role and deal with most of the issues that may arise during your work. Many of the documents and the procedural guidance that you will need are included as appendices to this handbook and they are also available in a variety of formats as detailed here under and are available from Strategic Support Services.

Clerk to Governors Handbook

Introduction to Handbook - Updated October 2014

Chapter 1 - The Clerk - Updated October 2014

Chapter 2 - The Board - Updated October 2014

Chapter 3 - The Chair-Vice Chair - Updated October 2014

Chapter 4 - Meetings and Committees - Updated October 2014

Chapter 5 - Delegation Declarations - Updated October 2014

Chapter 6 - General Information - Updated October 2014

Chapter 7 - Regulations - Updated October 2014

Chapter 8 - Re-constitution - Updated October 2014

Chapter 9 - School Commission - Oct 14 - Updated October 2014

Other Useful Downloads

School Governance Regulations 2013

The School Governance Briefing Paper

The School Governance Roles Procedures and Allowances

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