Governance Professional’s Annual Planner 2022-23 – Sneak Peek & Update!

The prototype for the Pro Clerking Governance Professional’s Annual Planner 2022-23 has arrived and I couldn’t be more pleased! This A4 planner contains everything you need to keep you organised (and sane!) for 2022-23 including: • Annual Plan – agenda, policies, visits etc, governance structure• Master checklists – including compliance and statutory requirements• Start andContinue reading “Governance Professional’s Annual Planner 2022-23 – Sneak Peek & Update!”

Introduction to the NGA’s Governance Professional’s Career Framework

Earlier this month the National Governance Association (NGA) held its first Governance Professional’s Career Framework focus group online meeting.  Background The NGA has “made a commitment to collaborating with governance professionals and other interested parties to develop a career pathway for the profession” with the aim of launching their framework at the end of 2022. Continue reading “Introduction to the NGA’s Governance Professional’s Career Framework”

Pro Clerking Newsletter – May 2022

The Pro Clerking Monthly Newsletter for May 2022 is now available via the link below: Including: Good to know:  Sector updates Latest on the blog Spotlight on:  Upcoming workshops Top links Remember Pro Clerking GVO members get 20% off all workshops plus you can email me at elliehully@proclerking.com to arrange to be invoiced. Want to receive ProContinue reading “Pro Clerking Newsletter – May 2022”

The DfE’s Schools White Paper: What does it mean for Governance?

As I’m sure you are aware, at the end of March the DfE released their widely awaited white paper – Opportunity for all: strong schools with great teachers for your child. The paper provided an insight into future national education policy and, as expected, had a strong indication towards a full trust based education systemContinue reading “The DfE’s Schools White Paper: What does it mean for Governance?”

NGA’s Governance Professional’s Conference Round-up 2022

Welcome back to to the summer 1 term! I hope you all had a restful Easter break and have come back fully refreshed for the term ahead. Here at Pro Clerking it’s an incredibly busy (and short!) term with lots of workshops, client training and of course the launch of the Governance Professional’s Annual PlannerContinue reading “NGA’s Governance Professional’s Conference Round-up 2022”

Pro Clerking Newsletter – April 2022

The Pro Clerking Monthly Newsletter for April 2022 is now available via the link below: Including: Good to know:  Sector updates Spotlight on:  Clerking Exclusions Panels Workshop  Upcoming workshops – Remember Pro Clerking GVO members get 20% off all workshops using GVO2022 at checkout (or email me at elliehully@proclerking.com to arrange to be invoiced) Want to receive ProContinue reading “Pro Clerking Newsletter – April 2022”

Spotlight on: Governor Recruitment & Diversity

One of NGA’s 8 elements of effective governance is having the “right people around the table”. From evaluating your current board to succession planning and governor recruitment, ensuring you have an effective governing board of volunteers, including recruiting from underrepresented groups, is not always an easy task! The NGA’s updated Right People Around the TableContinue reading “Spotlight on: Governor Recruitment & Diversity”

Spotlight on: Regulatory Documents

What do you mean by regulatory documents? Regulatory documents determine the way in which an education setting is set up and overseen. They outline the legal requirements by which school governance is held to account and guidance around the role and functions of governance. LA maintained vs. academies Regulations depend upon the type of school.Continue reading “Spotlight on: Regulatory Documents”

Spotlight on: Persons of Significant Control

This week’s blog post is a spotlight on Persons of Significant Control (or PSCs). *Please note: PSCs only apply to Academy Trusts!* What are PSCs? PSCs relate to any individual or group (aka corporate Member) who has the ability to exercise “significant” control, i.e. more than 25% of voting rights.  Where and why do PSCsContinue reading “Spotlight on: Persons of Significant Control”

Blogmas Day 18: Merry Christmas from Pro Clerking and GVO + Exclusive Discount Code

Welcome to day 18 of Blogmas! Today is the last day of this year’s Blogmas series – I hope you’ve found the posts helpful and, as always, we always welcome comments or feedback!    To end this year’s series, I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year for 2022 from Pro Clerking and GVO.  As a Christmas gift here’s an exclusive discountContinue reading “Blogmas Day 18: Merry Christmas from Pro Clerking and GVO + Exclusive Discount Code”