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Somerset Clerks’ to Governing Bodies Conference – Summer 2010 BSteel/April 2010.

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1 Somerset Clerks’ to Governing Bodies Conference – Summer 2010 BSteel/April 2010

2 Flipchart Activity What are the issues for you?

3 Differences between Policy and Guidance Policies –Translate the Vision and Values of the school –State the purpose – why the school is working the way it is –Reflect the priorities of the school –Stipulate expected outcomes –Updated in line with the SEF

4 Differences between Policy and Guidance cont… Guidance –Mechanism for translating the purpose into the how –Day to day processes by which the policy will be implemented –Implementation should be monitored

5 Role of the GB and the Clerk – in relation to policies GB has statutory responsibility for –Ensuring policies are in place –That the policies are reviewed –That appropriate delegation of responsibility is in place –That implementation is monitored –That appropriate consultation and dissemination takes place

6 Role of the GB and the Clerk – in relation to policies cont…. The clerk has a responsibility to support the GB by –Working with them on a review plan –Monitoring the review plan and alerting when action needs to be taken – and by whom –Being aware of significant changes to policy (via Clerks’ briefings, SGS website, DCSF website etc) –Confirming the stakeholders to be consulted –Ensuring that the Freedom of Information Act requirements are followed


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