Available clerks

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. 
Benjamin Washington

Benjamin Washington

Areas: London zones 1-3.   
Contact number: 07770 464 444
Details: I have a Degree and have worked as a clerk to school governing bodies in a Local Authority setting for over 10 years. During that time, 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 am vice 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 recently successfully completed the National College for Leadership's Clerks' Development Programme. I am an excellent communicator, erudite, eloquent and efficient.
I am also available to clerk independent schools. 
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.


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.

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
David M Laird CMgr MSc FAIM

David M Laird CMgr MSc FAIM

Areas: London, Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, Essex
Contact number: 07484746487
Details: I have had extensive experience in the clerical, administration, school governance, corporate governance, compliance and regulation, legal and also events/conference planning. I have extensive experience as a Clerk in maintained schools and academies (MAT), as an Executive Secretary for a very large UK charity, as a Member of Education Appeal Panels in London & Kent (including as Education Appeals Panel Clerk in Kent), and also undertaking other legal and insurance investigation work on instruction. 
I hold a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Management from the University of South Wales and I'm a Chartered Legal Executive along with other professional and academic qualifications. 
Debbie Penny

Debbie Penny

Areas: Selby, Wakefield, Tadcaster, Pontefract
Contact number: 07799 704105
Details: I became a Receptionist at our local high school in 2005 and left reluctantly when we moved too far away for me to travel each day. I started work for North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) in July 2010 as a Clerk to Governors. I built up my portfolio to six primary schools and now also clerk for two academy schools on a self-employed basis. NYCC provide excellent training for clerks that is attended on a termly basis and we are kept up to date with all legislation and I have recently completed a National College for Teaching & Leadership Clerks Development Programme. I have clerked for a secondary school and also for Disciplinary and Appeals Committees. In addition, I am a qualified proof reader. I have 25 years of business experience and management. 
Educator Solutions Clerking Service

Educator Solutions Clerking Service

Area: Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire
Contact email: clerking.services@educatorsolutions.org.uk
Details: Educator Solutions offer a comprehensive clerking service designed to meet all of your clerking needs, whether for a permanent clerk or to service a one-off or ad-hoc meeting. All clerks are fully trained and meet clerking standards. 
Eliot Barrass

Eliot Barrass

Areas: County Durham/Tyne & Wear/(some) North Yorkshire
Contact email: erbarrass@btinternet.com

Details: I have been employed as a Clerk in the House of Commons Commission for approximately seven years. In this role I have provided clerking and general secretariat services for several House select committees, including the Home Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Business, Innovation and Skills Committees. In particular I have been responsible for:
  • - The provision of oral and written briefings to Committee Members;
  • - The arranging of Committee meetings and circulation of papers;
  • - Providing advice to the Committee Chair and other Members as required; and
  • - Ensuring that Committee proceedings take place in accordance with House Standing Orders, including the drafting and publication of minutes of meetings. 
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