The Education Network for Waltham Forest
Supported by Waltham Forest

The Role of the Clerk

Guidance for Schools & Colleges

The Governance Handbook states that the Governing Body should secure the support and advice of an independent and professional clerk.

In 2014 the educational landscape raised the bar of expectation on governing bodies, including the roles of chair and clerk. It became essential for Governing Bodies to appoint a high-quality clerk to advise them on the nature of their functions and duties and ensure the governing body operates efficiently and effectively.