Jack Minto

I provide an independent freelance “Clerk to the Governors” service to school and MAT governing bodies.

I undertake this work in the wider context of a clerking and governance consultancy where I provide advice and guidance on:

  • setting governance strategy
  • governor’s legal, constitutional and statutory responsibilities
  • “best practice” in the operations of the governing body
  • “staying current” on governance legislation and regulations.

Finally – my “Template” for how I would hope that governors might best perceive how I undertake the Clerk to the Governors function ……..

“”Governors might best think of the effective clerk as a “critical friend” who not only (i) undertakes the core role of “clerk to the governors” (i.e. in respect of the general management of the governing body and it’s programme of meetings) – but who also (ii) functions as a “compliance and legal advisor” to the governors and (iii) supports and guides governors in their key strategic role of ensuring the performance and accountability of the school’s leadership group””.

You can see more on what I do at www.jackminto.com