Please see Meetings and Events page for details of our next virtual clerk update – to be held on Tuesday 10th January 2023 at 5.00pm.
Please note you can access handouts from our successful CLERKS CONFERENCE held on Thursday 12th MAY 2022 on the Events and Conferences page
We managed to record some of the Zoom briefing held on 6th September 2022 (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 now been uploaded to YouTube and we hope it will be useful to you.
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
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
In return for this subscription you will help to support us in offering the following to Essex clerks:-
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!