The Governance Team

The Governance Consultancy Team are here to provide support, advice and guidance, to governors and clerks, on any matters relating to effective governance and we will be delighted to help you in any way we can.

The members of the team are:

Steve Barker, Governance Consultancy Manager
Steve leads the Governance Team in supporting governors and clerks to improve outcomes for children and young people, through ensuring effective governance in all Surrey schools. Steve has many years' governance experience across all phases of education and currently chairs three governing bodies. Steve's role is to ensure that the governance team are equipped and able to support highly effective governance in Surrey schools.
0800 073 4444 ext 834342

Keren Clifford, Database & Clerking Co-ordinator

Keren's role is to maintain the governors database and ensure that it is up to date, sending out new governor packs and liaising with clerks regarding constitutional information. She is also responsible for the processing of Instruments of Government and changes to school names.
0800 073 4444 ext 834381

Carole Ford, Clerking Manager

Carole's main responsibilities are to administer the Clerking Service SLA and to provide advice and support to clerks in all schools.
0800 073 4444 ext 834104

Lisa James, Governance Adminstrator

Lisa is responsible for processing Local Authority governor nominations and appointments and co-ordinates prospective governor enquiries.
0800 073 4444 ext 834391

Elaina Taylor, Governance Administrator

Elaina provides administration support to the team.
0800 073 4444 ext 834094

What you need to know, when you need to know it
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