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 (25th April 2024).

Clerks’ Briefings take place at the beginning of every school term.

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

Next Clerks’ Briefings dates:

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 a Word copy of  the relevant Nomination Form.

Panel Dates for 2024-2025

Autumn 2024
Thursday 26th September 2024
Thursday 21st November 2024

Spring 2025
Thursday 16th January 2025
Thursday 27th March 2025

Summer 2025
Thursday 15th May 2025
Thursday 26th June 2025