What our clients say


Ofsted Inspection comments:

“The minutes of governing body meetings show that governors ask challenging questions and hold leaders to account.”

Burnley St James Lanehead CE Primary School; Inspection April 2016: Good (previous Requires Improvement)


“Records from meetings show clearly how governors question proposals to make sure that you [headteacher] remain on the correct improvement path. Governors have recently completed a skills audit so they have people of particular expertise in the most appropriate committees, providing support and challenge.”

St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School, Preston; June 2016: Good (short inspection)


Comments made in response to a recent questionnaire on clerking provision:

‘Our clerk is very secure on policy and procedure. She is very conscious of her role, and gives advice and support in a very professional manner.’


‘Our clerk has only been with us for a short time, however, in that time she has proved to be a true asset to our Governing Body. She has an excellent knowledge base and provides considered, sound advice. She is businesslike in her approach which was exactly what we needed as this makes conducting school business in our meetings more effective. We have already benefited greatly from her excellent knowledge.’


‘After only a short time with us we have been particularly impressed by our clerk’s efficiency and helpful guidance.’


Feedback from training course evaluations:


‘A very useful course that I found enlightening & a step toward better understanding of my role as vice-chair. Thanks Pat.’


‘Good pace, well delivered, varied medium – discussion, film etc.’


‘So good to have an informed knowledgeable presenter with an excellent manner of presentation and feedback.’


Focused but relaxed environment – trainer was inclusive and style met needs of her audience.’