Our Purpose

Our purpose is to support governing boards to be effective as possible in carrying out their core purpose – to enable all children and young people in their care to achieve the best possible education. Acknowledging that our customers are publicly funded, our philosophy is to provide professional services which deliver best value.

We know that what governors need is the right support, at the right time, delivered in the right way. We understand that governors, including headteachers, need access to high quality, accurate information when it’s convenient to them, and support to enable them to harness modern technology to improve communication and use their time to best effect.


Our Vision

To use our expertise in school governance to provide governing boards with high quality advice, consultancy, clerking support and training services which are independent, responsive and sustainable. Our aim is to redirect resources from printing and postage costs to electronic methods of communication. Working in partnership with Governorhub, we provide a simple web-based, secure communications system for governing boards that sign up to our service.


To provide a professional, higher status clerking service. We support the aims of the National Governors’ Association ‘Clerking Matters’ 2016 campaign and are members of its Clerks’ Advisory Group. Our aims are to:

  • increase the understanding of the importance of the clerk’s role and what can be expected of a well-trained clerk
  • provide governing boards with good clerks
  • provide induction training and continuing professional development for clerks
  • ensure that clerks are appropriately paid to reflect the job they do.

Who we are

Tracy Barton and Patricia Cooper have together over 40 years’ experience in school governance. They have spent several years working in local authority Governor Support providing clerking services, training and advice to governing bodies.