Available clerks

Alan Gardner

Alan Gardner

Contact Email: alanclerking@gmail.com
Contact Number: 01287 203907
Contact Number: 07910 872015
Areas Willing to Work In: Teesside, N Yorks, Co Durham
Details: Clerk for ten years in both maintained and LGB MAT primaries. National College Clerking undertaken and excellent references available. 24 years as a Governor including 5 as Chair of a maintained school.
Now semi-retired following a career in IT, Business Services and Management Consultancy. Qualified in Accounting, IT and Post Grad Management (Manchester and Cranfield.) Also now undertake voluntary work for the CofE and many charities raising funds through grants in Teesside very successfully.
Angela Carr

Angela Carr

Area: Coventry and Warwickshire 
Contact number: 02476831561
Details: The Governor Support Service is committed to providing an effective service to improve the governance of educational establishments in Coventry and the surrounding area. The Governor Service Manager is Angela Carr and Kelly Goddard is the Senior Team Leader. In addition, there are twelve Governor Support Specialist Officers who act as Clerks to Governors. All schools are allocated a named Clerk who will be the day to day contact and the main deliverer of the service to the Governing Board. The service is centrally based and has a wealth of experienced staff that also provide advice to governance related enquiries. 
Please contact the Governor Support Service for more information on our Service Level Agreement options. 
Alanson Solutions

Alanson Solutions

​Areas:​ Croydon, Bromley, Lewisham, Lambeth, Merton, Sutton. Willing to consider work elsewhere (except Southwark) for ad-hoc meetings.
​Contact email: steve.cleary@gmail.com
​Contact number 1: ​020 8405 1844
​Contact number 2: ​07946 673996
​Details: ​I worked as Governor Development Adviser providing a full range of clerking, governance support and advice services, legislation and regulations to school governing boards in a Local Authority setting for 8 years. Schools covered have included a variety of maintained (Primary, Secondary), Academies, Free, Voluntary Aided, Nurseries, Children's Centres and Hospital Schools. I have extensive experience of both full Governing Board and committee meetings as well as statutory and non-statutory panel hearings including staff disciplinary, capability, grievance, parental/staff complaints and pupil exclusion. As a governor (former chair) in a local CofE primary academy bringing the school from special measures to good, I am fully up to date with the legislative regime and 'direction of travel' in relation to national education policy and fully understand the importance of a board's need for their own training and development. I have undertaken the National College for Leadership's Clerks' and Chair's Developement Programmees and I am Clerk to the board of directors of a professional institute. I am also well placed to offer business and change management consultancy as an experienced management consultant and interim manager over 20 years. 
I am available for emergency duties at short notice and am able to offer cover where required, if I am unable to undertake a particular meeting or assignment. Rates are dependent upon the number of meetings/committees and time commitment required before, during and after meetings and whether ad hoc or regular clerking. Please contact me if you would like a copy of my CV or to discuss your clerking or school business development needs. References available.
Benjamin Washington

Benjamin Washington

Areas: London and the South East (Greater London) 
Contact number: 07770 464 444
Details: I have successfully completed the Clerks' Development Programme (licenced by the National College for Teaching and Leadership) and am an accredited clerk for school governing boards. I also have a Degree and have worked as a clerk to school governing bodies in a Local Authority setting for over 10 years. Throughout that time and to date, I have provided governance support and information on all aspects of governors' roles and responsibilities to Maintained (Primary and Secondary), Voluntary Aided, Academies, Nurseries, Children's Centres, Federations, Special Schools and Provision for Children Outside Mainstream Education. I also have substantial experience of clerking Steiner schools and am available to clerk independent schools. I am now clerking Church of England schools within Diocesan Board of Education Multi Academy Trusts and also have substantial experience of clerking Local Authority Standing Advisory Councils for Religious Education. I am currently clerking Governing boards within a Diocesan board of Education MAT. 
I am Chair of a governing body and am fully up to date with the legislative regime and 'direction of travel' in relation to national Education policy. I am an excellent communicator, erudite, eloquent and efficient. 
I am working in collaboration with Nicole Galea, a fellow Clerk, in order to offer Governing Bodies continuity and support. We are working in collaboration and will endeavour to cover each other’s meetings where necessary.


Bernadette Wallis

Bernadette Wallis

Contact Number: 07955 788678
Email Address: bsewallis@gmail.com
Areas Willing to Work In: Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, and Central London.
Details: I am a qualified Company Secretary (ACIS) with experience in the charity, education and not for profit sectors. I have several years’ experience of F.E. clerking and administration and have a good knowledge of good governance requirements in the education and charity sectors.  I have recently gained an in depth knowledge of new data protection requirements which will be put in place with GDPR and updates to UK Data Protection legislation. I worked for several years for a short life ‘start up’ non departmental public body and was responsible for a number of projects as part of that role including management of its cessation and production of a lifetime review. I am based in Hertfordshire and am willing to take on roles in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, as well as central London. Ideally I am looking for short term, part time assignments.
Carole Owen

Carole Owen

Areas: Cheshire, Lancashire, Calderdale, Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Merseyside, Sefton.
Contact email: carole.owen@eqtc.co.uk
Contact number 1: 01925 470 209
Contact number 2: 07802 714 219

Details: I am a retired secondary Headteacher who has been a governor at 3 primary schools and a FE college. I am currently a member of a 6th form college governing body and a primary school.
Qualifications: BA Hons, M.Sc Cert Ed, NPQH.
I am clerk to governors at 2 secondary schools, provide governor training and undertake governance reviews.

City of York Council Clerking Service

City of York Council Clerking Service

Area: York 
Contact name: Salli Radford. 
Email: salli.radford@york.gov.uk
Telephone: 01904 554 210.

Details: We provide a trained team of Governor Support Officers to arrange, minute and advise governing body meetings. We work with primary, secondary and special schools, PRU's and academies.

Please contact Salli for more information.

Claire Jukes

Claire Jukes

Areas: Shropshire, Staffordshire and the West Midlands
Contact email: novaadmin@btinternet.com
Contact number: 07986 163008
Details: I am a qualified solicitor with extensive committee and governance experience gained in local authority legal services. I am now running my own business providing clerking and governance services to education establishments, organisations and community groups. I currently provide a clerking and governance service to two primary schools in the West Midlands area and I was formerly a clerk to a school in Telford.
Clerks Associates UK Ltd

Clerks Associates UK Ltd

Areas: We operate across the country and have a network of clerks, currently in the North of England, London, and South East
Contact name: Sharon Miller
Address: The Business Centre, 758 Great Cambridge Road, EN1 3GN
Contact number: 020 8920 3662
Details: Our clerking service is provided to a variety of education establishments including Academies, Maintained Schools, Voluntary-Aided School (secondary and primary), MATs and UTCs. Our service includes: Governing Body Boards and all related Panels, e.g. pupil disciplinary, parental/staff complaints, school admission appeals and exclusion reviews.
Our clerks have a background in education and business, including education charities and as company secretaries. 
Cooper Barton Ltd

Cooper Barton Ltd

Areas: North West England
Contact email: info@cbgovernance.co.uk
Contact number: 01772 876826
Details: Cooper Barton Ltd specialises in providing high quality support, clerking services, advice and training for school governing boards. They have a wealth of expertise in school governance and offer a wide range of services, providing excellent value for money. 
Tracy Barton and Patricia Cooper have together over 40 years' experience in school governance. They have spent several years working in local authority Governor Support providing clerking services, training and advice to governing bodies of maintained and academy schools. 
For further details, please visit our website
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