Please note booking is required at least 24 hours before the event and numbers will be restricted to 16 delegates and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Alban Education is delighted to offer this new programme for both new and experienced clerks 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.
The programme will consist of four online modules which will be delivered from 09.30hrs to 12.00hrs on the following rescheduled dates (not commencing 22 March and 3 May re-scheduled).
- Friday, 29th April 2022
- Friday, 6th May 2022
- Tuesday, 7th June 2022
- Tuesday, 5th July 2022
About the Programme
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.
Who is this course for?
New and experienced clerks.
How will my Board benefit?
The programme is framed around the Clerking Competency Framework. This identifies the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to provide professional clerking to the governing boards of maintained schools, academies and multi-academy trusts.
Meet the Facilitator
Mark is a National Leader of Governance and delivers external reviews and support for schools and academy trusts through the National Leaders for Governance programme, on behalf of the NGA.
Mark is also an NGA consultant and delivers sessions for NGA Training and Consultancy and facilitated on the NGA Leading Governance development programmes for chairs, clerks and boards. He has delivered the clerk’s development programme for several teaching schools.
Mark’s background is in technology management, and he has taught at Sheffield University Management School, including on the MBA, as well as working as an independent consultant. Under the Labour government’s flagship creativity and culture programme for education, he facilitated and evaluated creative partnerships projects.
Mark has been working in education since 2006 as a consultant and trainer, working with local authorities, multi academy trusts and a teaching school alliance.
Mark’s governance experience includes chairing multiple schools
including interim executive boards – taking schools from special measures to good, being a trustee and member of a MAT, being the member of several transition boards, and chairing a special school’s governing board.