Phil Wilmowski TD – Clerk to the Governors

The Clerk holds an historic appointment going back 400 years and works closely with the Chair of Governors, the Headteachers, and the other Governors to support the Governing Body. I advise the Governing Body on constitutional and procedural matters, duties, and powers. I am accountable to the Governing Body, maintain its information management system, record minutes of meetings, and undertake the role of historian.

I have been a Clerk to the Governors in East Sussex since 2005, and obtained a nationally recognised accreditation (for Clerks to Governors) in September 2008. I currently provide Clerking services to St Thomas a Becket Church of England Federation (Blackboys CEP School and Framfield CEP School) only.

Before taking early retirement, I worked as a BT manager (planning, customer service, staff management, and project management) for 36 years, and spent 42 years in the Territorial Army (rising from Pte to Major). In addition to Clerking, I also work as a Pharmacy Assistant in Morrisons Pharmacy (Crowborough) and am the Hon. Secretary of Crowborough Table Tennis Club.