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.
The education sector can be a fast moving field, and you may find it tricky to stay on top of changes and statutory requirements. When considering the effectiveness of school governance, the role of the professional clerk cannot be underestimated and it is considered essential that clerks keep up to date with changes in the sector and identify good practice to make the most of the hours worked.
It is also recognised that the role can feel isolating when working independently of the school. The Area Network meetings give clerks the opportunity to network and share best practice with their colleagues.
These sessions, delivered three times per year, are essential for all clerks who want to keep up to date with key changes in local and national issues impacting on the roles and responsibilities of governing boards. The meetings include workshops and the sharing of effective practice in an open forum.
Briefing papers and publications are provided at the sessions.
TARGET AUDIENCE: All Clerks to Governing Boards in East Sussex Maintained Primary, Secondary and Special schools; East Sussex Primary, Secondary and Special Academies; Independent and Free schools.
This is a core course.