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Billericay TSA is offering a Professional Clerks’ Development programme. The cost of the programme would usually be £430.00 per delegate, but we are offering it at the SIGNFICANTLY REDUCED cost of £185.00 per delegates (£167.00 for Billericay TSA members). The programme will be trainer led online (via Zoom).

This programme offers both new and experienced clerks an opportunity to develop their role so that they can contribute effectively to governance at their school or academy trust. New clerks will develop their understanding of clerking and develop essential knowledge and skills, whilst experienced clerks will be able to enhance and develop their competencies and expertise.

About the Programme
The programme will consist of four face-to-face modules delivered by an experienced, high quality facilitator.  Delegates will complete a 360° evaluation at the beginning of the programme to establish their competencies and areas to develop.  Delegates will complete inter-session research and activities to put their learning into practice, will reflect on learning throughout the programme, and experience peer support and sharing of practice with other clerks.  The following will be explored: 

  • Understanding Governance and the role of the clerk
  • Administration, advice and guidance
  • People and relationships
  • Panels and Evaluation of Programme, learning and impact

All materials will be emailed to delegates ahead of each module. Delegates will have access to two online portals to download materials from and complete their 360° evaluation via (before and up to a year after the programme). They will also receive access to a Clerks forum.

NOTE:  This programme is valued at £430 per delegate – we are pleased to be able to offer this programme at over 50% reduction!!!

Who is the trainer?
The course will be delivered by Becky Poynter. Becky has worked in education since 1990 first for an Inner London Local Authority and then in maintained schools and multi academy trusts in and around Suffolk. Becky is an experienced Chair of Governors, currently leading the governing board of an outstanding Special School and is a National Leader of Governance (NLG), working with Chairs, Governors and Trust Boards across the Eastern Region and beyond. As well as being the Senior Governance Advisor for a 30 school Multi Academy Trust, she is a clerk for a Federation of two Essex primary schools and a tutor with the Schools’ Choice governor training team. Becky is passionate about all aspects of governance and believes that the clerk, as the governance professional, is pivotal to the success of a governing board.

How will my Board benefit?
The programme is framed around the Clerking Competency Framework, which was first published by the DfE in April 2017. This identifies the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to provide professional clerking to the governing boards of maintained schools, academies and multi-academy trusts.

What previous delegates have said...
“The course was very informative and interesting. I also appreciated the fact it gave me the opportunity to discuss the role and share knowledge and ideas with other clerks.”   “Really insightful, found the discussions very helpful.  It has given me some things to think about, especially how what I've learned can benefit the governing bodies I support.”  “Thank you for providing such a great training programme and additional support over and above what I had expected.”


Venue via Zoom
Dates 16, 30 September, 14, 21 October 2021
Time 13:00 to 16:00
Delegate Price £185.00
TSA Member Price £167.00