Maintained Schools, Academies and Multi Academy Trusts: The Role of the Clerk

We are often asked about the role of the Clerk in schools and academies, which is not perhaps surprising given the key role that Clerks play. Indeed, guidance published by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (“NCTL”) states that “high-quality clerking is key to governing body effectiveness”. This briefing note is intended to summarise the legal position and available guidance in this respect.