Clerking in a trust or independent school sector setting and interested in working as a governance professional in a maintained school or federation but not sure what to expect?
Broken down into eight key topics this module provides the bridge to working effectively in this new setting 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
Erica 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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