Clerking in new contexts: Academy trust boards

Clerking in new contexts: Academy trust boards

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Clerking in new contexts: Academy trust boards

By completing this module you will understand the key differences and challenges that arise when clerking for an academy trust, and will be confident in where you can find the guidance and support you need to help you fulfil this role.

You will also understand:

  • Where to find and how to use the relevant lay, regulations and guidance
  • How to work within the governance structure of the organization
  • How to work within the clerking structure of the organization
  • How to work with the appropriate organization staff
  • How to apply existing clerking competencies in a new context
Study time: Approximately 2 hrs

If you’re currently working as a governance professional and want to develop your career by working at trust board level in an academy trust, then this module is for you.

Broken down into eight key topics this module provides the orientation to help you work effectively with single or multi academy trust boards from the start. Using a mix of film contributions from experienced practitioners, practical activities, and immersive consolidation tasks you will develop a sound understanding of the rules, practices and governance environment you can expect to find on day one. The module also includes useful templates and links to further resources to help you hit the ground running.

Our subject matter expertise

The content of this module has been written by our in-house subject matter experts:

Erica Wilson – NGA consultant

A person wearing glassesDescription automatically generated with low confidenceErica is an NGA consultant and delivers NGA training and facilitates the Leading Governance development programme for clerks. Erica trained as a local authority clerk and has been an independent clerk since 2013, working for both maintained schools and academy trusts. She has extensive experience in clerking panels and disciplinary investigations and has worked with a number of local authorities and academy trusts, developing and delivering training to clerks to governing bodies and trust boards. Erica also has experience as a school governor; a role she undertook for six years prior to becoming a professional clerk to governing bodies and trust boards.

Paul Aber – Head of Training Development

Paul leads and manages NGA’s face to face training, e-learning and funded development programmes for schools and academies.  This includes working alongside NGA's Head of Consultancy recruiting, training and managing NGA’s team of consultants and trainers.

Prior to joining NGA, Paul was centre director at the University of Law in York where his role included strategic planning and quality assurance.

Paul has many years’ experience of governance including maintained schools and academy trusts.

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