Clerk Recruitment, Induction and Appraisals

High quality clerking is central to an effective and efficient governing board. We provide a range of information, advice and support to governing boards to help recruit and retain professional clerks.

Clerk Recruitment

Recruiting a new clerk is the legal responsibility of the Governing Board and should be led by the Chair of Governors. Additional support – including placing adverts on the East Sussex jobs website - can be provided by HR for schools that have purchased the Personnel and Training (PAT) Schools Workforce Recruitment and Retention service.

Clerk Appraisals

Clerks should be supported to identify potential areas for training and development. Additional support or resources should be given by the chair of governors or headteacher if they are required.

The Clerk's appraisal should take place annually, normally at the end of the academic year in July.

A number of documents are available to download below to help chairs with an existing appraisal process, or help develop a new one.