The role of the Clerk to the Governing Body of a school or an academy is a unique and important one, and clerks need high quality support and advice in order to carry out their jobs effectively.
The Essex Clerks’ Association is run by volunteers and financed by subscriptions from schools and/or clerks across Essex and by occasional donations from professional organisations. We have now been supporting clerks across the county for many years and we hope that, in some small way, we have helped – in particular, in this time of great change for both education and governance.
Each year we send out a notice to schools asking for a small subscription fee of £15. This is also payable directly to our Membership Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
In return for this subscription you will help to support us in offering the following to Essex clerks:-
More information about the Essex Clerks’ Association and membership can be found in the About ECA section of our site.
Please do not hesitate to contact me, Tina Weavers, the ECA Chair, or any of our Executive Committee – between us with have years of experience and we will do as much as we can to help. For any clerking questions please contact Angela Fuller, ECA Communications Officer, who will try to assist you.
Presentation slides from the Autumn Term’s Clerks’ Briefings and the documents accompanying them can be found under Meetings for all Clerks
If your school / college has facilities which ECA could use for its Briefings (we are prepared to pay a small charge for any booking and for refreshments), please contact the Chair as we are always looking for opportunities to move around the County to give better access to all our clerks. Briefings are held near the beginning of each term and start at 5pm for two hours – we do like to be able to offer clerks a cup of tea and cake or biscuits!