Clerk to Governors Wins National Award

10 September 2021


Clerk to Governors Wins National Award

We are delighted to say that Lesley Hardwick - the Aylesford Clerk to the Governing body was recognised as ‘Highly commended’ at the recent Outstanding Governance Awards ceremony, hosted by the National Governors Asssociation

Lesley is recognised for outstanding practice and considerable expertise, in clerking both the maintained and academy sectors, as well as the positive impact she has had on those she mentors and supports. Her experience of conflict management, balancing relationships and personalities and her calming and professional demeanour all allow her to provide first-class support services. Her designed reports, templates and monitoring schedules – allowing governors to effectively triangulate information they are given – have been hugely successful and used as examples of outstanding practice across the county. Judges were impressed by her dedication in supporting and mentoring governors, trustees and clerks in and outside of meetings. One example stood out. Taking the initiative to lead on a board self-evaluation, Lesley guided them in its completion, following up with skills analysis and training recommendations, all while mentoring the new chair to become more confident in leading the process the following year.

To find out more about the Awards and read about other winners please click here