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Please note the following events we are holding:-

  • Networking event for clerks at a FREE Essex Clerks’ Annual Conference – this year it will be held on Thursday, 28 June 2018 [9.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.] at Weston Homes Community Stadium, United Way, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5UP please contact Peter Bates to book.
  • Our End of Year Celebration & Networking meeting on Tuesday 17 July 2018 [from 5.00 p.m.] at New Rickstones Academy, Conrad Road, Witham, Essex, CM8 2SD, please contact Peter Bates to book.

Dates and times of next termly briefings will be updated shortly.

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2018 Summer Term Briefings for Clerks

2018 Spring Term Briefings for Clerks

2017 Autumn Term Briefings for Clerks

2017 Summer Term Briefings for Clerks

2017 Spring Term Briefings for Clerks

2016 Autumn Term Briefings for Clerks

1_Autumn Term 2016 Clerks’ Briefing agenda_final

1_Autumn Term Briefing Notes

2_Draft autumn term agenda business meeting only WITH NOTES

2b_Academies draft agenda – Business Meeting only

2c_Academies draft agenda – 2nd Autumn term meeting

2d_Draft autumn term agenda with business meeting

3_Model GB Year Planner updated 2016

4_Model Gifts and Hospitality Policy 2016

5_Model Receipt of Gifts and Hospitality Register

6_Model Business Interest Register for Staff Members

7_Model Reference Form for Governor-Trustee 2016


9_Model_Standing_Orders_for Single_Academy_March15v4updated2016


11_Model _SchemeofDelegation_SAT_2016


12_Code of Conduct revised Sept 2016



15_Academies draft agenda – Business Meeting only-1

16_Academies draft agenda – 2nd Autumn term meeting-1

17_Admissions – briefing paper

17a_National database for governors – briefing

18_HT Recruitment in Maintained Schools – LA advice

19_KCSiE September 2016 – briefing note

20_Section 128 check section

21_Ofsted Inspection Handbook Update August 2016

22_ ‘coasting’ definition

23_Provide advice to the governing body

24_PSC register – briefing note

25_Academies Financial Handbook 2016 – briefing

26_Aacademy Accounts Direction 2016 briefing note

27_What questions should be considered when joining or forming a MAT

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  • Regular briefing papers on topical subjects relevant to school governance.
  • Access to the dedicated website.
  • The opportunity to attend termly meetings to share good practice and
  • meet and network with other clerks.

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Recent News

Latest Briefings

Governance Handbook 2017
Competency Framework for Governance
Attendance – strategies for secondaries Herts (but useful for all)

Latest Documents

Chil Protection Policy April 2017
Child Protection Policy December 2016

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