The Clerk holds an historic appointment going back 400 years and works closely with the Chair of Governors, the Headteachers, and the other Governors to support the Governing Body. I advise the Governing Body on constitutional and procedural matters, duties, and powers. I am accountable to the Governing Body, maintain its information management system, record minutes of meetings, and undertake the role of historian.
I have been a Clerk to the Governors in East Sussex since 2005, and obtained a nationally recognised accreditation (for Clerks to Governors) in September 2008. I currently provide Clerking services to St Thomas a Becket Church of England Federation (Blackboys CEP School and Framfield CEP School) only.
Before taking early retirement, I worked as a BT manager (planning, customer service, staff management, and project management) for 36 years, and spent 42 years in the Territorial Army (rising from Pte to Major). In addition to Clerking, I also work as a Pharmacy Assistant in Morrisons Pharmacy (Crowborough) and am the Hon. Secretary of Crowborough Table Tennis Club.