The Department for Education has published new, non-statutory guidance explaining the competencies required to deliver effective clerking services to multi-academy trusts and school governing bodies. The Clerking Competency Framework is designed to guide governing bodies as well as clerks, and is part of a wider drive to improve the standards of governance in education.
It covers all aspects of clerking, from engaging the services of a clerk to making the most of their skills. The guide talks through the six key features set out in the Governance Handbook – strategic leadership, accountability, people, structures, compliance and evaluation. It also outlines the key skills and behaviours to expect from a clerk. Click here to read the documents.
How can clerks help?
A professional clerk works in partnership with the chair to keep your board focused on its core strategic priorities. They provide independent expert advice and guidance to your board on its duties and functions, and deliver administrative support that makes everything work smoothly.
To find out more about our clerking services, starting in September 2017, please call Joanne Davison on 0191 211 7958.