Bushey Primary

Education Federation

Educating Today's Child For Tomorrow


Clerking Arrangements


We believe that it is vital that all of our Board and Sub-committee meetings are fully clerked and benefit from the advice and support that an experienced Clerk brings to the table as a governance professional.


What, exactly, is the role of the Clerk?


The Clerk to the Governing Board provides advice and guidance on governance, constitutional and procedural matters. A professional clerk will contribute towards the efficient functioning a governing board and its sub- committees and panels by providing:

· Providing administrative and organisational support, including the preparation of agendas and minutes


· Offering guidance to ensure that as a Board we comply with appropriate legal and regulatory frameworks, such as those set out by the Department for Education and the Local Authority, and that we understand the potential consequences that might arise from non-compliance


· Giving advice on procedural matters relating to our operation of the Board, or a Sub-committee or Panel of the Board


· Liaising with the Chair, the Vice Chairs, the Federation Headteacher and the wider Board on all matters arising from the above.


Our Clerk