NGA Clerks' Conference 2019

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Event start: 20/02/2019 09:30:00

NGA is pleased to announce its third conference for clerks.

The conference will be held on Wednesday 20 February 2019 in central Birmingham and will be open to clerks who are individual members of the NGA or whose governing boards are members of NGA and corporate members.

Places are limited, so please book now to guarantee a place. 

The day will include key note presentations from ICSA and Browne Jacobson, an update on the NGA Clerking Matters campaign and workshops on effective clerking.

Registration will open from 9.30 for a 10:00 start and finish at 15:30.

Delegates will need to CHOOSE TWO of the three workshops at the point of registration. 
Please pick ONE for the morning workshop and ONE different afternoon workshop. 

A. School complaints

In light of the forthcoming release of DfE best practice advice for school complaints, this workshop will:

  • Discuss departmental advice
  • Explore how the recommendations can be incorporated in your school policy
  • Examine how the recommendations will work in practice

B. The clerk’s role in in relation to NGA’s eight elements of effective governance

This workshop will look at the clerks’ role in the NGA’s eight elements of effective governance with specific focus on:

  • The right people round the table – Guidance and discussion to help ensure that your boards have an effective approach to governor/trustee recruitment and succession planning in the board.
  • Committed to asking challenging questions – Discussion on supporting your governors/trustees on asking challenging questions.

C.  Supporting compliance in your school: the role of the clerk

Clerks have a pivotal role in helping their governing boards to meet their various compliance responsibilities. Sometimes it can be difficult to fulfil this role in practice. This workshop will provide the opportunity for participants to:

  • Define what ‘compliance’ means and the expectations of clerks
  • Share and explore some of the key challenges in meeting these expectations
  • Develop sensible practical approaches to meeting these challenges
  • Understand what to do when the advice is ignored.

The workshop will look at both organisational and governance compliance.

Remember to visit the NGA Guidance Centre for resources for governing boards and clerks 

Members are advised to register quickly to guarantee a place at their chosen workshops.