Appointing an efficient and organised clerk is crucial to the smooth running of a governing body and can make a major difference to how effective the governing body is. Whilst Main Governing Body meetings are clerked, committee meetings held throughout the year tend to be recorded and minuted by an attending governor. Ofsted place a greater emphasis on Governance of meetings outside of the Main Governing Body meetings and our services can be tailored to your specific schools requirements.
The School Standards and Framework Act 1998 and the 2006 Education Act lay down the requirements of the governing body to “conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement” and this is emphasised in the new Ofsted Inspection framework.
Governing bodies, as strategic leaders of schools, now have a significantly wider role in this task. As there is more complexity, and more providers in school, and extended activities on school sites, accurate record keeping to keep track of decisions has become more necessary. An effective clerk ensures that discussions and any reports of the governing body about educational standards are accurately recorded.
There is now more than ever before a considerable demand on governing bodies for professional support and advice. A Professional clerk service supplied by SJC provides governors with access to information, better run meetings and high quality advice.
The government has very high expectations of school governing bodies as they are the strategic leaders of our schools. They are responsible for holding schools to account for continuous improvement to ensure our children get the best education they deserve.
The Clerk to the governing body is a professional and importantly supportive role ensuring governing bodies:
- Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Hold the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
- Oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is spent wisely and purposefully.
A Professional clerk service supplied by SJC provides governors with access to information, better run meetings and high quality advice.
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