This blog was originally compiled as a personal resource bank, and is now offered to governors, clerks, school leaders and teachers with an interest in school governance. The contents are as current as one hobbyist blogger can make them, but please let me know of any items that are incorrect or now out of date. Posts are generally based on material found on the Internet, with minimal personal commentary. Acknowledgements and links have been given where possible. (I am grateful to contributors who have provided additional details or interpretation of legislation.) Any opinions expressed or implied are my own.
All materials produced by “Clerk to Governors” can be downloaded and edited to use in your school environment, subject to giving due acknowledgement to any external content within it, such as Ofsted criteria.
Who is Clerk to Governors? I am a jobbing Clerk to Governors for several schools, with a teaching background in various educational settings across the UK. I am interested in the dynamics of school leadership, and in keeping up to date with educational matters, not particularly political, but with a desire to ensure that the focus of education is on what children need for their intellectual and creative development, personal sense of achievement and lifelong economic success. (This may or may not include the number of sub-levels they are deemed to have progressed in a term …)
I use the name Clerkie Kent for my “Clerk to Governors” persona.
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I hope that C2G is useful to you and your fellow governors. It is intended to offer a “lucky dip” of articles, but it is not a complete professional service of support for every aspect of Governance. Advice and more detailed information on any subject can be obtained from various sources in the Useful Links page, but as a first reference point for any queries, you are signposted to your own Clerk, and to the Governor Services in your local authority. However, I welcome your suggestions for additional posts.
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