Last reviewed on 28 July 2023
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Know how to provide an effective induction for your new clerk so they can hit the ground running. A thoughtful induction process will also serve as evidence of your commitment to training. Download our checklist to make sure you've got everything covered.

Who's responsible for the clerk's induction?

The chair of governors or headteacher will usually lead the induction, though this can be delegated.

On appointment

Invite your new clerk to an informal welcome meeting

This meeting should be with the chair of governors and headteacher, and will give you an opportunity to: 

  • Give some contextual information about your school and the governing board
  • Answer any questions the clerk may have

It will also help to ensure your new clerk feels welcome and valued from the start. The meeting can be in person or remote.

Give them access to your online systems

An email address with the necessary login details, along with your school's policy on the acceptable use of email Access to video conferencing tools (if you hold meetings remotely) Access to GovernorHub and admin status, with a run-down of any protocols you have on its usage, plus