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Event description

These termly sessions aim to provide an opportunity for clerks to share good practice as part of a networking opportunity. Each session will have a structured format focusing on best principles and practice. There will also be an opportunity to hear about key local and national changes/issues (hot topics) and an update on ELP .

Agendas for spring published below and also on the Ealing GovernorHub noticeboard. 

This session will be facilitated by Lesley Tucker (clerk) and Therese McNulty (Ealing governance lead).

Lesley Tucker has over twenty years’ experience of providing PA/Secretarial/Administrative support at the highest level in large organisations, including the Council Democratic Services, Election Services, Mayor’s Office (as a Presiding Officer), Children’s Services (including Youth and Connexions Service, School Workforce and Governance and School Improvement).  She has been a Clerk to governing boards for over 16 years, working in various schools and has served as a governor, and currently manages a private clerk services (Diamond Education Service), providing governance and clerking support to governing boards of state schools and Academies. In addition she has worked with a wide range of public, voluntary and private groups, scheduling and running meetings, and leading on conferences, training and mentoring to adults and young people.

Training objectives Agenda for the spring term will be: 

  1. Use of GovernorHub/FAQs -  guest Ellie Cheshire, Product Manager from GovernorHub will be attending

  2. Finance updates and discussion re the role of a clerk in resources / finance committees and FGBs

  3. Role of the Clerk during Ofsted Inspections

  4. Clerks’ corner / FAQs – your chance to share issues and questions for group support

  5. Governance training.

Target Group

All Clerks to Governing Boards

Subject areas
Target audience
target audience
OFSTED areas Quality of leadership and management in the school, Personal development
Professional Standards
via Zoom (online), ., .
Admin contact Maleekha Khan (
Event Commissioner Therese McNulty (
Course Costs
Standard cost£97.00
Ealing Learning Partnership high school SLA£0.00
Ealing Learning Partnership primary and special school SLA£0.00
Funding information
Start date Wednesday 28 February 2024
Times 16:00 - 17:15
Number of sessions 1