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QuickRead: The clerking competency framework
Get the headline information you need about what the clerking competency framework is, and how you can use it. Download this QuickRead to share with your board.
What is it?
The clerking competency framework provides non-statutory guidance on the knowledge, skills and behaviours clerks need.
The framework applies to maintained schools, federations, academies and multi-academy trusts (MATs) – while it doesn't apply to other school types, the general principles are still useful.
It's made up of 4 core competencies
- Understanding governance
- Advice and guidance
- People and relationships
The framework explains why each competency is important for effective governance.
For clerks to demonstrate their competency, it then lists either the:
- ‘Knowledge and understanding’ or
- ‘Skills and effective behaviours’ they need
How can we use the framework?
As a governing board, you can use the framework to:
If you're a clerk: you
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