The DfE's Governance Handbook requires all boards to have a clerk, who should be the board’s ‘governance professional’.

High quality professional clerking is crucial to the effective functioning of the board. Their role is not only about good and effective organisation and administration, but also, and more importantly, about helping the board understand its role, functions and legal duties and supporting the chair to enable and facilitate strategic debate and decision making. This is crucial in helping the board exercise its functions expediently and confidently, so that it can stay focused on its core functions.


Insight to Impact Consulting has a growing team of Governance Professionals providing clerking services to schools across Cheshire and the Northwest.

We can provide you with a named clerk, who can:

  • Work alongside the Head and Chair to prepare and distribute the agenda for each meeting

  • Attendance at meetings* and note taking;

  • Timely accurate preparation of minutes;

  • Undertaking administration tasks as assigned to the clerk at meetings

  • Providing advice and guidance at meetings on changes in legislation, policy and governance issues.

  • Maintaining a record of membership, attendance, and declarations of interest

* We can attend face to face meetings, or clerk using video conferencing.

If you are interested in finding out more about our clerking services, please email:

What Others Say...

We would have no hesitation in recommending her to you as her she is a very capable, efficient and knowledgeable clerk.  Her meeting agendas and minutes are always timely and contain an appropriate amount of detail and recording of challenge/decisions.


She is always able to provide us with any advice that we need – either at the meeting itself or via a follow-up email.

Real Life Learning Trust - provision of clerking services 2020