Pro-Clerking was formed to equip, enable and empower Clerks and Company Secretaries working for School Governing Bodies, Multi-Academy Trusts and Trust Boards to provide effective administrative, compliance and constitutional support.
Pro-Clerking aims to:
EQUIP Clerks with up-to-date resources and information.
ENABLE Clerks to join a supportive community, collaborate with their peers and have the opportunity to progress their professional development.
EMPOWER Clerks to acknowledge the importance of their role and have the confidence to provide solid and meaningful advice on governance, constitutional and procedural matters.
To raise the profile and standards of Clerking by identifying gaps and providing opportunities for professional training. To create a supportive community which enables collaboration and sharing of good practice. To ensure compliance and impact the quality of Governing Bodies and Trust Boards in education. To create the opportunity for a diverse career in the Clerking sector.
Services offered by Pro-Clerking include:
- Mentoring for new or experienced Clerks
- Resources, templates and guidance
- Webinars and training
- Being part of the Pro-Clerking community and subscribing to updates and blog posts
- Compliance and Governance Books review (including website, Companies House* and GIAS)
- Bespoke packages including policy review schedule and annual business planner
Find information on our full range of services here.
Pro-Clerking was founded by Ellie Hully. Ellie is a mum of three from Gloucestershire, UK. After completing her BSc and Post-Graduate Diploma in Biology Ellie started her career in the pharmaceutical sector before joining the Diocese of Gloucester Education department in 2009. Ellie began working alongside the Diocese of Gloucester Education Trust and Academies Trust in October 2012, before joining the Diocese of Gloucester Academies Trust full-time as Executive Officer in September 2013. Ellie was an integral part of the team from the initial setting up of the Umbrella Trust and Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) in 2012 and assisting with the administration of academy conversions, including the opening of a new Free School in 2017. Ellie is now Company Secretary to the Trust Board as well as providing support to the MAT's Clerks and Governors. Ellie has a passion for supporting Clerk to Governors and set up Pro-Clerking as a way of creating a community for Clerks and offering support on a wider scale.