Links and information on www.easetraining.co.uk and EASEGovernorHub
Clerk and Company Secretary training and CPD workshops
Support & mentoring
Advisory service through GovernorHub
Telephone and email support service
Health Check & Paperwork Reviews
Review of minutes with guidance tips, setting of agendas, templates for minutes, agenda, action trackers and other documentation for meetings
Support for clerking specific panels
1:1 School based training from the following modules.
Setting effective agendas for FGB, effective meeting administration including using timings and items which should be statutory.
Effective Minutes & Action Tracking
Examples of good practice, numbering system, how to record questions and answers, demonstrating accountability and challenge and maintaining confidentiality. How to use an action tracker to make sure matters arising are completed timely.
Clerk Toolkit; Legislation
What are the legal documents and good practice documents to have in your ‘toolkit’? Governance Handbook, Academies Financial Handbook. Board’s responsibility regarding equality and health and safety legislation. Key policies and procedures. Data protection and FOI Act with regards to record keeping.
Governor Induction Pack
Items and templates for new governor welcome procedure and pack. Governor recruitment.
Outline of governor visits procedure, protocol and template for visit reports.
Articles of association, election process, training information, skills audit, succession planning, website and Edubase compliance.
Schemes of delegation, committee structures, terms of reference.
Annual Planner & Monitoring schedule
What should the governing board focus on and when? Keys areas throughout the year, linking to governor visits, policy review, committees, self-evaluation.
Permanent and fixed term exclusions; Governors Disciplinary Committee, Admissions and other panels and hearings.