Our associate education expert, Fiona Stagg, helped us to write this article.
Your headteacher will decide who clerks this meeting
If you're expecting Ofsted in the near future
Ask your headteacher if they know who will clerk this meeting, and who’ll step in if that person isn't available. They should pick 2 people they know are confident and quick at taking verbatim notes (one should be the clerk, while the other will act as a backup).
If Ofsted is coming tomorrow
If your clerk isn't available and your headteacher hasn't organised a backup, the person who ends up clerking the meeting might be:
- A member of admin staff
- The school business manager (SBM)
- A governor
Before the meeting
If you've been asked to clerk the meeting:
Make sure you know the details
- Where the meeting will be held
- What time it'll be
- Names of those attending
But make sure