Clerks’ Network

Tuesday 08 December 2020

10:00 - 12:30

Clerks’ Network
NGA is pleased to announce a meeting of our virtual Clerks’ Network on Tuesday 8 December 10:00am – 12:30pm.
This Network is open to clerks and governance professionals in schools and trusts. There will be an opportunity to interact with fellow governance professionals and help inform NGA’s work in this area.
The session will include a policy and practice update and feedback on the issues that governing boards are currently dealing with.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to select two breakout sessions from the following:

1) Making virtual governance work for your governing board

This workshop will consider the role and influence of clerks and governance professionals in both evaluating and embedding effective virtual governance practice. As well as discussing the logistics of virtual meetings (including ‘hybrid’ meetings) and virtual monitoring, the workshop will consider how they affect board dynamics, chairing practice, reporting and the level of challenge. It will also look at inducting governors/trustees virtually and stakeholder engagement.

The workshop will be interactive and is a great opportunity to share experiences, learning and pick up some useful tips along the way.

2) Leading Governance: Clerks training and development
This workshop will give delegates a taster of the Development for Clerks programme: the NGA’s DfE-funded clerking qualification. An interactive session which not only give those attending an overview of the accredited Level 3 qualification in clerking that NGA delivers, but also the opportunity to take part in a selection of activities the programme includes.
You will be also able to share your own route to clerking and what training and development you have had access to, and NGA will take the opportunity to listen to your thoughts on what is required to support clerks in the future.

3) Being a governance professional in a MAT

Hear from a panel of governance professionals from MATs as they talk us through their professional journeys and their experience of how clerking works at various levels within their trusts.

We will also discuss how the trust board engages with local governance and other stakeholders, and the role of the governance professional in bridging the gap between the operational executive and the trust board.
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