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This event is suitable for Ealing maintained schools and all other schools
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Event code SCH 21/450 
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.

Suitable for all clerks and is FREE to clerks from ELP schools.

Online or face to face TBC 
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 Clerk to governors 
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Subject areas Governor training
Target audience Governors: Clerks
OFSTED areas Leadership and management
Professional Standards
Venue Ealing Education Centre, Mansell Road, UB6 9EH map
Admin contact Mohid Hasham (
Event Commissioner Tina Birch (
Michelle Waters
Course Costs
Standard cost£97.00
Ealing Learning Partnership primary and special school SLA£0.00
Ealing Learning Partnership high school SLA£0.00
Start date Wednesday 6 July 2022
Times 12:00 - 13:30
Number of sessions 1