Governance Service

Your complete complement to school leadership

Excellent Governance is essential in all educational settings.
The SIPS Governance Team offers a professional and dedicated Clerking service. Our team of independent, accredited and experienced Clerks provide the Governing Board with a personalised, highly professional and confidential service in a range of settings including Maintained Schools,  Independent Academies and Multi-Academy Trusts.

Professional support to Governing Boards, the Chair of Governors and individual Governors

Accurate, timely, efficient Clerking of meetings with comprehensive & structured minutes

Best practice aligned to latest thinking in the world of education

Over 35 professional Clerks covering 7+ Local Authorities supporting each and every school with bespoke solutions

Our service includes:


  • Planning, organising and co-ordinating meetings, encompassing focused agendas
  • Monitoring and maintaining Governor published information
  • Providing up to date advice and guidance
  • Support on best practice and compliance with relevant legislation
  • Producing accurate and timely minutes
  • Fulfilling the role of Company Secretary or Clerk to MAT boards
  • Provide support and advice for complex meetings and processes
  • Independent Review Panels clerked by appropriately trained staff
  • Assisting in Governor recruitment and induction processes
Our service includes:
Training Advice and Support

Training Advice and Support


  • Compliance with the latest educational legislation and procedures
  • Clerking of Governing Board meetings
  • External reviews of Governance
  • Academy conversion
  • Facilitating and clerking of Independent Review Panels

Flexibility is key


The SIPS Governance Team provides a bespoke and flexible service built upon individual customers’ needs. Offering tailored support and guidance on meeting structures, schedules and complex governance matters. The Team are able to accommodate a range of ad-hoc services and meetings and provide expert advice as and when required.

Flexibility is key

Our services are flexible, so we can tailor them to meet your school’s needs and budget.

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