Clerking

This section will help clerks to governing bodies and trust boards find resources relating to specific expectations of their role and responsibilities. A range of webinars, podcasts and articles detailing good practice, procedural guidance and information on a variety of topics relevant to clerking are contained in this section. Do not forget, generic content on Ofsted, Safeguarding etc. is to be found in other areas of our Better Governor website.

  • The role of the Clerk in handling concerns and complaints Webinar (Recorded 12th June 2019)

    This Clerks’ Forum webinar provides clerks to governing bodies and trust boards with the opportunity to come together with other clerks to talk about good practice in handling parental concerns in schools, including clerking a parental complaint panel. We will refer to the latest Department for Education guidance and ensure that we brief clerks on all relevant materials with suggested actions that are appropriate to clerks in providing advice, support and guidance to governors and trustees.

    Consultant: Steve Barker May 2019

  • Clerks’ Briefing webinar recording May 2019

    The Clerks’ Briefing webinar provided clerks to governing bodies and trust boards with an update on the latest developments in educational policy, practice and consultation that should influence agendas for governing body/trust meetings this term. We briefed clerks on relevant subjects and suggested actions that are appropriate to clerks in providing advice, support and guidance to governors and trustees.

    Consultant: Steve Barker May 2019

  • Better Governor Clerks' Forum - Data Protection - webinar recording

    This Better Governor, Clerks' Forum webinar explored the governance of data protection, in the light of the 2018 Data Protection Act, with a specific focus on the role of the clerk.

    Consultant: Steve Barker February 2019

  • Clerks’ Briefing webinar

    This Clerks’ Briefing webinar provided clerks to governing bodies and trust boards with an update on the latest developments in educational policy, practice and consultation that should influence agendas for governing body/trust meetings this term. We briefed clerks on relevant subjects and suggest actions that are appropriate to clerks in providing advice, support and guidance to governors and trustees.

    Consultant: Steve Barker January 2019

  • Clerks' Forum Webinar

    This Better Governor, Clerks' Forum, webinar focused on the governance of safeguarding children and young people and how this impacts upon the role of the clerk.

    Consultant: Steve Barker November 2018

  • Clerks’ Briefing webinar

    This Better Governor Clerks’ Briefing webinar provided clerks to governing bodies and trust boards with an update on the latest developments in educational policy, practice and consultation that should influence agendas for governing body/trust meetings this term. We briefed clerks on relevant subjects and suggest actions that are appropriate to clerks in providing advice, support and guidance to governors and trustees.

    Consultant: Linda Lissimore November 2018

  • Clerking in an Academy or Free School Webinar Recording

    This webinar was aimed at those clerks new to role who wish to develop their awareness and understanding of: • the structure of academies • key documentation • the role of the clerk • clerking competencies

    : November 2018

  • Confidentiality and Part 2 Minutes (June 2018)

    This Better Governor webinar focused on the confidentiality within governance. We reflected on the use of Part Two minutes, when confidentiality is appropriate, how long certain matters should remain confidential and who has access to minutes of part two discussions.

    Consultant: Steve Barker June 2018

  • Clerks' Briefing Webinar (May 2018)

    This Clerks’ Briefing webinar provides clerks with an update on the latest developments in educational policy; practice; and consultation, together with guidance on how to ensure these items are covered in governing body/trust board meetings this term.

    Consultant: Steve Barker May 2018

  • Clerks' Forum Webinar (March 2018)

    This Better Governor Clerks' Forum focused on the clerk's role in supporting governance through ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction. 

    Consultant: Steve Barker March 2018

JUST BREAKING

Secondary School Covid Testing

The Department for Education (DfE) has issued a number of new guidance documents in the period immediately prior to the school Christmas holidays. These documents set out the government’s plans for mass-testing of all staff and pupils in secondary schools in the week of 4th January.