Could you please advise on an appropriate rate of pay for the Clerk to Governors of a secondary school (Academy). I have been Clerk to the School for the past 10 years providing a full clerking service as you would expect. Over that time the number of meetings I clerk has increased from around 15 to 35 per year, full Board plus 5 committees as well as being of greater length and complexity particularly as the school has become an academy. I also clerk any other ad hoc meetings, e.g. exclusions, staffing, appeals etc. I have asked for the salary to be reviewed as it has not changed in the 10 years and the governors are happy to consider this but have asked for guidance on an appropriate rate. Although I have searched the web looking at other similar posts I have found an enormous pay range which makes it difficult to know what to suggest. I am currently paid £1200 but the range appears to be closer to £2000 to £2500. I thoroughly enjoy the job so I am not looking to create any difficulties over this but I rather suspect that my reliability and flexibility over the years has proved my downfall - I have attended anything and everything over the years when asked but not unnaturally it tends to be a bit taken for granted. Everything I have read re-iterates the fact that academies have the freedom to set their own salary rates as they feel appropriate.