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Clerk

Location: WIMBLEDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 20,000.00-25,000.00 GBP Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Business Support Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 3 months ago Reference: X3-4212

 

Provide advice to the governing body

  • Advise the governing body on governance legislation and procedural matters where necessary before, during and after meetings
  • Act as the first point of contact for governors with queries on procedural matters
  • Have access to appropriate legal advice, support and guidance, and where necessary seek advice and guidance from third parties on behalf of the governing body
  • Inform the governing body of any changes to its responsibilities as a result of a change in school status or changes in the relevant legislation
  • Offer advice on best practice in governance, including on committee structures and self-evaluation
  • Manage the list of statutory/non statutory policies with the assistance of staff
  • Advise on the annual calendar of governing body meetings and tasks

 

Effective administration of meetings

  • With the chair and headteacher prepare a focused agenda for the governing body meeting and committee meeting
  • Liaise with those preparing papers to make sure they are available on time, and distribute the agenda and papers as required by legislation or other regulations;
  • Ensure meetings are quorate

 

 Membership

  • Advise governors and appointing bodies in advance of the expiry of a governor’s term of office, so elections or appointments can be organised in a timely manner;
  • Chair that part of the meeting at which the chair is elected, giving procedural advice concerning conduct of this and other elections

 Manage Information

  • Maintain up to date records of the names, addresses and category of governing body members and their term of office, and inform the governing body and any relevant authorities of any changes to its membership
  • Maintain a record of signed minutes of meetings in school, and ensure copies are sent to relevant bodies on request and are published as agreed at meetings;

 Personal Development

  • Undertake appropriate and regular training and development to maintain his/her knowledge and improve practice
  • Keep up-to-date with current educational developments and legislation affecting school governance

Additional Services

The clerk may be asked to undertake the following additional duties:

  • Clerk any statutory appeal committees/panels the governing body is required to convene: if the clerk is not contracted to set up and clerk these panels, the governing body will have to make an alternative arrangement
  • Assist with the elections of parent and staff governors
  • Participate in, and contribute to the training of governors in areas appropriate to the     clerking role
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