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UPDATE

Please see Meetings and Events page for details of our next virtual clerk update taking place on Thursday 13th January 2022 at 5.00 p.m. 

Please note our CLERKS CONFERENCE  on 19th OCTOBER 2021. Further details on the Events and Conferences page

We managed to record the Zoom briefing held on 20th April 2021 (after agreement from the participants) for those of you who were unable to attend and you can access it using the link below. It has been uploaded to YouTube and we hope it will be useful to you.

https://youtu.be/SN_gH_NptMQ

We have sent a news update to all clerks via email which can also be downloaded below.  The update includes our recommendations to Clerks for the actions that should be taken during the Coronavirus Pandemic and the well being of clerks.

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The role of the Clerk to the Governing Body of a school or an academy is a unique and important one, and clerks need high quality support and advice in order to carry out their jobs effectively.

The Essex Clerks’ Association is run by volunteers and financed by subscriptions from schools and/or clerks across Essex and by occasional donations from professional organisations.  We have now been supporting clerks across the county for many years and we hope that, in some small way, we have helped – in particular, in this time of great change for both education and governance.

Each year we send out a notice to schools asking for a small subscription fee of £15.  This is also payable directly to our Membership Officer at membership@essexclerks.org

In return for this subscription you will help to support us in offering the following to Essex clerks:-

  • Regular briefing papers on topical subjects relevant to school governance
  • Access to the dedicated website and a facility to ask questions
  • The opportunity to attend termly meetings to share good practice and meet and network with other clerks.
  • All attendance at briefings is free and open to any clerk in Essex – briefings are an opportunity for clerks to get up to date with the latest information, to discuss issues and concerns and to network – to book please contact bookings@essexclerks.org 

More information about the Essex Clerks’ Association and membership can be found in the About ECA section of our site.

Please do not hesitate to contact me, Tina Weavers, the ECA Chair, or any of our Executive Committee – between us with have years of experience and we will do as much as we can to help. For any clerking questions please contact Angela Fuller,  ECA Communications Officer, who will try to assist you.

The documents from the Autumn Term’s virtual Clerks’ Briefings can be found under Meetings for all Clerks

If your school / college has facilities which ECA could use for its Briefings, when we are able to meet face to face (we are prepared to pay a small charge for any booking and for refreshments), please contact the Chair as we are always looking for opportunities to move around the County to give better access to all our clerks.  Briefings are held near the beginning of each term and start at 5pm for two hours – we would love to be able to offer clerks a cup of tea and cake or biscuits but currently the meetings are virtual!

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  • Regular briefing papers on topical subjects relevant to school governance.
  • Access to the dedicated website.
  • The opportunity to attend termly meetings to share good practice and
  • meet and network with other clerks.

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