The Project

GLK Solutions were procured by Doncaster UTC to provide clerking services from September 2020 following the school's opening.  The UTC wished to appoint an experienced Clerk to support their Local Governing Board made up of a mixture of experienced and new Governors.  Doncaster UTC belongs to the Brighter Futures Learning Partnership Trust who also contract the services of GLK Solutions for Trust Board clerking.

Our Contribution

As a new Governing Board we have supported Doncaster UTC's LGB to ensure the basics are right from day one, admin is completed, and the Board is compliant.  We have worked with the Trust to ensure agendas are aligned within the context of the governance structure.  

Doncaster UTC continues to thrive and has developed an effective LGB with a good range of skills offering appropriate challenge and monitoring.  GLK supports the LGB with advice and guidance within the rules of the Trust Scheme of Delegation as part of a wider group of schools.

What our client says

Doncaster UTC procured the services of GLK Solutions in September 2020 when the UTC opened as a new school.  Lesley Millard, our Clerk, also supports our Trust’s Board (Brighter Futures Learning Partnership Trust).  Lesley has been instrumental in developing good governance through ensuring we are compliant and Governors complete necessary paperwork, effectively challenge within meetings, and minutes are recorded accurately and clearly.

Lesley has a sound understanding of the mechanics of a school within a Trust and the impact of decision making and governance structures.  As a serving Governor, Lesley also understands the role and uses this knowledge to further support through providing relevant and up to date guidance and information links.

Lesley works with myself and the Chair of Governors to develop agendas making recommendations to ensure we cover all business and supports to offer guidance on the management of meetings and decision making.  We have found GLK Solutions invaluable being a new Governing Board to ensure our Governors are effective in their roles to support the UTC.  We would recommend GLK Solutions to other Boards looking for clerking and/or governance professionals.

Garath Rawson
Principal | Doncaster UTC