Knife, Fork, Spoon…

The clerk's elbow

This is a spoon.


This is a fork. f.jpg


And is this is a pizza cutter*


Now I can hear you ask ‘what has this random set of cutlery (known in this house as yaffling spanners for some reason) and kitchen equipment got to do with clerking?’ It has everything to do with governance and something to do with clerking.

Sir David Carter, National Schools Commissioner, recently posed the following questions which he says all Boards should be asking themselves.

  1. Are we delivering on our strategic goals and are they raising standards?
  2. Do we know that our improvement priorities are the right ones?
  3. What does the current performance of our school(s) suggest that we need to focus on for the next 12 months?
  4. What challenges do we need to anticipate over the next five years?

They are very good questions but as I am wearing my clerk’s hat for this blog…

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