Clerking Competency Framework

Clerking Competency Framework

Consultant: Steve BarkerDate posted: April 2017

The Department for Education (DfE) has published the new Clerking Competency Framework. The framework is subtitled “The knowledge, skills and behaviours required to provide professional clerking to the governing boards of maintained schools, academies and multi-academy trusts.” Together with the new Governance Handbook and Competency Framework for Governance, both published in January this year, these three documents provide the foundation of the government’s view on what effective governance looks like in 2017 and beyond.

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