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Clerking Matters (Governors)

Event/course Code EDU 18/548
Event/course type Training course
Event Introduction The role of the clerk in promoting school improvement has been highlighted in a number of DfE publications in recent years, most recently in the Clerking Competence Framework (April 2017).

This one day programme provides opportunities to share best practice and practical tools and information to help to maximise the effectiveness, confidence and impact of clerks. The programme is updated regularly to reflect current Regulations and guidance.

This session originally designed as an induction for new clerks is also a great refresher for existing clerks who wish to update their knowledge on new guidance and legislation .

Please note: This course is fully funded for any schools that subscribe to premium SPARK package or stand-alone governor support.
Event Content Professional-quality clerking is about much more than taking minutes to record the discussions and decisions of the board. It is also about providing governing boards with expert advice on governance, procedures and compliance and directly contributing to its efficient conduct. The voluntary nature of governance makes it all the more important that boards conduct their business efficiently to make the best possible use of everyone’s time. Professional clerking has a vital role to play in meeting the administrative and procedural requirements of boards and enabling efficient and effective discussion and decision making'.
Clerking Competency Framework 2017

This full day training is suitable for clerks to all categories of schools. It has been delivered to clerks from numerous academies and schools. It has also been found to be helpful to LA personnel providing support to schools and academies.

Aims: Linking the Competency framework for clerks to the six features of effective governance,providing information and guidance on:
• The 2018 context for governance
• The role of the clerk in facilitating effective governance

Some preparation is required and this will be sent to you prior to the session.Michele Robbins has extensive experience as a trainer; Chair and NPQH tutor in all categories of schools.
Event Learning Outcomes By the end of the session clerks will be able to

• Demonstrate a clear understanding of their role
• Support the governing board to meets its statutory duties
• Organise meetings and ensure governors receive papers/information in a timely manner
• Minute meetings accurately and professionally
• Keep GB membership up to date
• Perform elections in line with statutory guidance
• Advise and signpost governing boards in accessing advice and guidance
Trainers Michele Robbins
Expiry Date Saturday 21 May 2022
Course categories Governor Support
Age Ranges
0 - 5 yrs No 5 - 7 yrs No 7 - 11 yrs No 11 - 19 yrs No 19+ yrs No 
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Tuesday 21 May 201909:00 - 15:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY