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Please note the following events we are holding:-

  • The next Clerks’ Briefing and Strawberry Tea has been scheduled for Tuesday, 2nd July 2019 at 5pm – at New Rickstones Academy

All events can be booked at


2019 Summer Term Briefings for Clerks

The Right People Around the Table 2nd version NGA

Succession Planning – Preparing Your Board for the Future NGA 2019

School Food in England Advice for Governing Boards

Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education DRAFT guidance

NGA Time to Chair a MAT

NCW Careers in Schools for Governors

Navigating the Educational Moral Maze ELC Report

Indicators for Potential Fraud A generic checklist for education providers

Implementing your school’s approach to pay Revised March 2019

Governance Handbook 2019

Final Peer Review Report Essex Exclusions

Fair access to schools – the impact of the appeals and waiting list system EPI

EEF Guide for School Governors and Trustees

ECA Clerks Briefing 2019 Summer Term Presentation

ECA Briefing DRAFT GB 2019 Summer Term agenda template

ECA 2019 Summer Term Briefing Information Update

Academies Account Directions 2018 to 2019

These are the links for other publications mentioned at the briefing

Complaints Procedures – best practice guidance
Supporting governing boards and trustees: reducing teacher workload
No deal preparations for Brexit for schools in England
Multiplication tables check
Deals for schools
Guides on admission appeals for school places
School resource management Self-Assessment Tool

2019 Spring Term Briefings for Clerks

2018 Autumn Term Briefings for Clerks

2018 End of Term Celebration/Briefings for Clerks

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

2018 Autumn Term Briefings for Clerks

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

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Chil Protection Policy April 2017
Child Protection Policy December 2016

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