Membership and recruitment

All clerks in geographical Essex are warmly invited to join the Essex Clerks’ Association – please fill out the membership form to ensure that you are added to our database.

The Association is pleased to be supported and endorsed by Governor Services in Essex and Thurrock, the Essex School Governors Association, the Essex Primary Heads’ Association, the Association of Special Education Senior Managers in Essex, and the ASHE and Partners Collaborative.

You are invited to join the growing number of schools who have already subscribed and are supporting the Essex Clerks Association.

The Essex Clerks Association is run by volunteers and financed by subscriptions from schools across Essex and by occasional donations from professional organisations.

If you and your clerk wish to receive regular support and information please send £15 payable to the Essex Clerks’ Association to the address on the subscription invoice.

In return for this subscription your clerk and governing body will receive:

  • Regular briefing papers on topical subjects relevant to school governance.
  • Access to the dedicated website
  • The opportunity to attend termly meetings to share good practice and meet and network with other clerks.

If you would like to be added to our database of clerks across Essex please fill out the membership form and forward to the ECA Membership Secretary, Peter Bates, at