This new programme is aimed at clerks in maintained schools, Academies and Free schools, (ideally with a minimum of six months experience as a clerk). The programme is delivered over a period of nine months with both face-to-face and online content and aims to:
Each clerk that enrols on the programme will receive a 12 month, free-of-charge, subscription to Better Governor, including membership of the online Clerk’s Network, our forum for discussion and debate throughout the programme.
This introductory webinar is essential for all clerks looking to take part in the programme. It includes:
(face-to-face) 5th February 2018
This is a facilitated three-hour session held at Babcock 4S Head Office in Leatherhead.
The session will run between 9.30am and 12.30pm. Engaging in both facilitated elements and group discussion and activities, delegates will:
March to June 2018
Using the Clerks' area of Better Governor, participants will access and complete a variety of research, learning and theory activities using online materials including podcasts, webinars and workbooks.
All participants are expected to engage in the online Clerks’ Network, where they are encouraged to reflect on their learning, share practice, and ask and respond to questions. The programme facilitator and a small number of experienced clerks will also form part of the network, and there will be designated times when the network is 'live' for facilitated discussions (3 x 1-hour sessions throughout the programme).
4th June 2018
This is a facilitated 3-hour session held at Babcock 4S Head Office in Leatherhead. The session will run between 9.30am and 12.30pm and will comprise of facilitated elements, table discussion and activities. By the end of the session clerks will have:
7th September 2018
By this date Clerks participating in the programme will be expected to have completed and submitted a short, written statement sharing their learning highlights from the programme and describing the impact this has had on their clerking practice and the effective governance of the board. There is an expectation that this will be shared with your Chair and Headteacher who are both asked to contribute to your evaluation.
Better clerking development programME
Watch our introductory webinar that covers the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to provide professional clerking for schools, academies and multi-academy trusts.