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This is a bank of articles, extracts, links and resources for governors, clerks and anyone with an interest in school governance, to save you time and keep you up to date.

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Welcome to the Clerk to Governors website!

Latest news from Shena Lewington, the pen behind C2G.

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  • The spring and summer 2015 terms are already looking busy – I’ll be delivering induction and refresher training for governors in the north west, as well as supporting clerks and GBs in other parts of the country.  (If you’re very lucky, I may even dedicate one of my poems or songs to your GB or team of clerks!)
  • In June I will be working with clerks in Essex, and in April presenting a workshop on effective questioning at the Optimus conference in London.
  • I am delivering the new Clerks’ Development Programme,  for Leading Governance (our next session is 24th February 2015, in Cumbria)
  • External reviews of governance are not just for schools who have been “recommended” to have one by Ofsted – they can be a valuable investment for any governing body wanting to reflect on and improve its performance. Contact me for more information.

How do I find what I’m looking for on the C2G site?

  • Use the search facility or click on one of the tags
  • Look at the contents page .
  • Contact your own Clerk or Local Authority Governor Support Unit / Governor Services / School Governance Team
  • Phone GovernorLine: GovernorLine provides free information and support to governors and clerks. Call 0800 0722 181 Monday to Friday 9.00am – 8.00 pm, or e-mail enquiries via: https://www.education.gov.uk/governorline/contact.
  • Look on the DfE Governance pages, now held on Gov.UK.
  •  The TES has a forum for governors, with your questions answered by the current chair of the NGA, or other governors.
  • Contact me about governor (and clerks) training and development enquiries: c2gtraining@gmail.com
  • Follow me on Twitter