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Short URL https://governors.ealingcpd.org.uk/courses/bookings/c_detail.asp?cid=17399 
Event code SCH 21/144 
Event description This session is an induction for new clerks and is also a great refresher for existing clerks who wish to update their knowledge on new guidance and legislation.

This programme provides opportunities share best practice, practical tools and information to help to maximise the effectiveness, confidence and impact of clerks.

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.

Some preparation is required. This will be sent to you prior to the session.
This session will be run by Michelle Waters, Ealing’s School improvement and governance officer who leads on clerking support and is herself a local governing board member and clerk.

As a courtesy to your trainer and fellow delegates if you could please note the following that will be much appreciated:

  • Please do not share the online training link with others. Participants must register on www.ealingcpd.org.uk for courses. Attendees who have not registered in advance, may not be admitted by the trainer.

  • By joining this session you understand that your name, school and e mail will be shared with the trainer so they can allow you access to the online session

  • Please make sure you can access the platform prior to the session i.e. Zoom

  • Please join the session 5 minutes before the starting time. When you join the session, you will be placed in a waiting room until the trainer opens the meeting. The session will commence promptly.

  • If you are more than 5 minutes late to the session, it is at the trainers discretion whether they will admit you

  • We understand at times participants may lose connection. Whilst the trainer will be mindful of this it may not be possible for you to re-join the meeting once it has started or there may be a delay.

We look forward to seeing you at this session.
Suitable for all clerks 
Training objectives 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 
Target Group  
Subject areas Governor training
Target audience Governors: All
OFSTED areas
Professional Standards
Venue via Zoom (online), ., . map
Admin contact Michelle Waters (watersm@ealing.gov.uk)
Event Commissioner Therese McNulty (tmcnulty@ealing.gov.uk)
Michelle Waters
Course Costs
Standard cost£0.00
Ealing Learning Partnership high school SLA£0.00
Ealing Learning Partnership primary and special school SLA£0.00
Start date Tuesday 15 June 2021
Times 12:00 - 13:30
Number of sessions 1