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Clerks’ corner

Clerks’ Briefings


Clerks' Briefings dates:

Clerks’ Briefings are held at venues across the county for you to come along and learn about the latest developments in school governance and provide an opportunity to meet other clerks. The briefings are free if your school has purchased a Governor Services helpline package for 2018-19.  Clerks from schools which have not purchased a package are very welcome to attend and there will be a £30 charge.

Please look at the list of dates and venues below and let us know at governor.services@gloucestershire.gov.uk which session you would like to attend.

Please note the start times for each venue.




Tuesday 15th May 2018

13.30 – 15.00 pm

Museum In the Park, Stroud, GL5 4AF

Friday 18th May 2018

10.00 – 11.30 am

Oxstalls Indoor Tennis Centre, Gloucester, GL2 9DW

Monday 21st May 2018

10.00 – 11.30 am

Cheltenham Regency Hotel, Staverton, GL51 0ST

Thursday 24th May 2018

10.30 – 12.00 noon

The Dean Heritage Centre, Soudley, GL14 2UB

Thursday 7th June 2018

10.30 – 12.00 noon

George Moore Community Centre, Bourton on the Water, GL54 2AZ


Reports and Handouts from previous Clerks Briefings

Autumn Term 2017

Summer Term 2017

Autumn Term 2016

Spring Term 2016



Job Description


 An example job description for the position of clerk to a governing board. 

The post of Clerk to the Governors is a G Grade with a salary range between points 19 - 27.

Some governing bodies may wish clerks to undertake additional work. If this is the case, the job description and salary should be amended as appropriate.

You should keep a record of the hours you work. If this exceeds the hours approved in your job description you are entitled to appropriate remuneration.

Example job description - Clerk to the GovernorsOpens new window



Although it is not compulsory, a governing board can choose to pay allowances to governors.

All governing boards should consider adopting a formal Allowances Policy.

Model Policy for Governors' Allowances

This can only be offered for legitimate expenses e.g.

  • Childcare expenses
  • Care arrangements for elderly or dependent relative
  • Support for governors with special needs (e.g. audio equipment)
  • Support for governors whose first language is not English (e.g. translations)
  • Telephone charges, photocopying, stationary etc.
  • Travel and subsistence (i.e. reimbursement for meals purchased that would not have usually been bought).

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Additional information regarding this can be found on the DfE website 

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