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The Song of Sayonara

by Clerkie Wadsworth Longfellow Part XXII: Clerk to Governors’ Departure By the River Itchen’s exit, By the Solent’s Big-Sea-Water, At the doorway of retirement, In the pleasant summer morning, Clerk to Governors stood and waited. All the air was full … Continue reading

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If

If you can be in school from early morning Not leaving till the meeting ends at ten, While knowing that tomorrow’s Parents’ Evening Will mean you get to do it all again; If you can represent your setting’s workforce, But … Continue reading

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The Journey of the Blogi

A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey: From Bristol, Cheshire, Chelmsford, To Aviation House, Where the five invited blogi assembled, To talk with Mike Cladingbowl, … Continue reading

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Pride and Professionalism

Background: Every two years, the NGA present awards for school governance. In the category for effective clerking, they seek clerks who demonstrate the ten competencies of a good clerk in supporting the governing board.  The judges are looking for good … Continue reading

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Haiku Calendar for 2011

January 2011 Review to take place of National Curriculum: Call for Evidence February 2011 First Munro report on child protection matters shifts safeguarding focus March 2011 Targets for Year 5 no longer have to be set by each December April … Continue reading

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The Bare Necessities of Clerks

Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities, Forget about the Ofsted grades and marks. Prepare, record and now advise The governing body organise – They are the bare necessities of clerks! When you need to flag up what … Continue reading

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I’m a governor

  We called up the head: at the meeting we said, Now look, we will give you one chance! We want the key data, to be sent out no later Than the statutory week in advance. We told him we … Continue reading

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WHISK

A way to focus your school-governing thoughts, shown here in haiku form* …. W What is our main aim? Where are we up to so far? What’s holding us back? H How will we fix this? Are there any hindrances? Have … Continue reading

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Wholly Right?

The first part of the NGA’s eight elements of good governance is having the right people round the table. That means those with the necessary skills and experience, or with a readiness to learn about what is expected from governance. … Continue reading

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Deliberations and Delegations!

Deliberations and delegations! It’s time to set up each committee that you need There is no de/fence, the terms of ref’rence Must by law each year be formally agreed. So will the finance, staffing and re/sources committee Be given rights … Continue reading

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