Clerks' Conference 2020

02 March 2020

10:00 - 15:30


Registration is from 9:30am

This conference will include a panel discussion on the changing role of the ‘Governance professional’ and discuss whether the term ‘Clerk’ is still appropriate. NGA will also be reporting on the findings of their comprehensive research on clerks’ pay.

Delegates also have the opportunity to choose two workshops, one AM and one PM, designed to help them carry out their role effectively.

Workshops (available AM and PM):

Clerks and GDPR - This workshop will set out the responsibilities of clerks and governing boards in relation to GDPR. It will highlight common errors identified since GDPR came into force in May 2018 and equip clerks with the knowledge they need to not only advise their governors and trustees but also remain compliant themselves.

Clerking exclusion panels - This workshop will clarify the clerk’s role in the governing board’s consideration of an exclusion. The workshop will focus on what you as clerk, need to do before, during and after the consideration, highlighting common errors that are being identified at subsequent independent review panels.

Courageous clerking – The clerk’s role in ensuring effective governance - Attendees will look at ways they can encourage their governing boards to effectively challenge and support their senior executive leader. The workshop will focus on how clerks can advise governors and trustees to ask challenging questions and have courageous conversations in the interests of children and young people.

Strategic priorities for the governance year - Governing boards need to be clear on the purpose of each meeting as well as the reason for its timing. This workshop will therefore explore the shape of the governance year by highlighting times for making key decisions and receiving key reports that ensure the alignment of meetings with school management cycles.


This event is now at capacity and you will be added to a waiting list when you book. Should a place become available you will be notified via email. 

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