Meeting support service

Efficient and organised: NPW helps your meetings run smoothly

We provide a comprehensive service for governing body meetings, with on-hand support from our experienced central team and on-site clerks. In 2014 we organised and supported 668 governors’ meetings.

Our Meeting Support Service

Governors meeting taking place

  • Our central team works with chairs and headteachers to prepare and dispatch agendas and meeting papers within statutory deadlines
  • Our clerks attend meetings, provide advice on school governance regulations, and produce minutes that clearly record decisions, challenges and actions
  • We provide a full support service for standing committees and use experienced clerks for staff and pupil disciplinary meetings

Our clerks

Governing bodies are assigned a designated clerk who can build a good working relationship with the governing body, particularly with the Chair and Headteacher.

Performance management arrangements help ensure a high quality clerking service and our cover arrangements guarantee you’re provided with a continuous service if your permanent clerk is unavailable.

NPW clerks are well-trained and well-supported. In spring 2015 our clerks started the National College Clerks Development Programme and are due to complete the programme in September 2015.

Programme completion is a condition of all future appointments. In addition, termly training and development sessions are held for clerks, and they have regular access to the support and guidance provided by our experienced central team.