Clerks’ Corner

SAfE supports Surrey clerks with a termly Clerks’ Network Briefing and provides expert advice and guidance on a range of topics in relation to your governing body’s statutory duties. This includes advice on governor membership records and updates, parent and staff governor elections, Local Authority governor appointments and how to make changes to the governing body’s Instrument of Government.

Termly Clerks’ Network Briefing

See the latest SAfE Clerks’ Briefing (11th January 2024).

Clerks’ Briefings take place at the beginning of every school term and we would encourage you to book your place here.

Download the PDF from the most recent Clerks’ Briefing here.

Next Clerks’ Briefings dates:

  • 25th April 2024

Governor Welcome Pack

We also provide a Governor Welcome Pack and video for your new governors.

Please see our Statutory Governance page to access the Welcome Video and Welcome Pack.

(Welcome Pack also available in the resources section below)

Governor/Governance Professionals Recognition Programme

We would really welcome nominations for your governors and, of course, yourselves in order to recognise the outstanding contributions made to governance in Surrey.

Details of the programme are in our guidance document on our Statutory Governance page and also in the resources section below.

Local Authority Governor Nomination Panels

We manage the nomination and appointment process for Local Authority Governors.

The LA Governor guidance document is available below in our Resources Area.

Please email us at to request Word copies of Nomination Forms and Supporting Statements.

Panel Dates for 2023-2024

Autumn 2023
Thursday 28th September 2023
Thursday 23rd November 2023

Spring 2024
Thursday 18th January 2024
Thursday 28th March 2024

Summer 2024
Thursday 16th May 2024
Thursday 27th June 2024