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Being an Effective Clerk

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Sharing good practice and forum for clerks to debate important issues (including mandatory clerk training content).
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Course details:

DateTimeVenueTrainerTarget Group
1st February 2018 - English medium 5.30pm - 7.30pm Education Centre, Ysgol Aberconwy, Morfa Drive, Conwy, LL32 8ED Ray Wells, Governors Wales All Clerks of Governing Bodies.
Governing Body Chairs.
8th February 2018 -  Welsh medium 5.30pm - 7.30pm Conference Room, Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy, Ffordd Nebo, Llanrwst, LL26 0SD Governors Wales All Clerks of Governing Bodies.
Governing Body Chairs.

Course aims and objectives:


  • The role of the clerk is extremely varied and includes making sure that the governing body’s affairs are conducted in accordance with the law, Welsh Government Regulations and Guidance, that meetings are run effectively, and that the governing body works as an effective team.
  • Governing Body clerks will be expected to undertake training as determined by Welsh Government Regulations and Guidance.

This session will cover those areas required under regulations:

  • Key roles, duties and responsibilities of the governing body and governing body Chair
  • Statutory duties of the clerk
  • The administrative functions of a clerk including agenda preparation and minute taking
  • The role of clerk as advisor to the Governing Body on procedural and legal matters

Other areas of clerking will be covered or explored in greater depth to allow the sharing of experience and discussion of the concerns clerks may have.

Chairs are invited to attend as it is important that they understand the statutory relationship between these two key roles on a governing body.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Clerks will have a greater understanding of their role
  • Greater awareness of statutory requirements and protocols

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