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AOSEC Clerks to the Corporation Network

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Date(s) - 08/02/2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Highbury College




This well-established network strives to promote excellence in governance across the South East. Meetings cover a range of topics, specifically chosen to support clerks in their role.

The AoC governance team regularly attend, offering specialist input and updates.

External organisations have included, Ofsted, Eversheds, The Education & Training Foundation, HEFCE and input from a National Leader of Governance.

Group discussions feature at every network, giving delegates the opportunity to raise any concerns or challenges, as well as share best practice with the group members.

Jacqueline Eayrs, Clerk to the Corporation at Fareham College, and Robin Jones, Clerk at Guildford College chair this network, both providing valuable advice and guidance in the development of each agenda.

Upcoming meeting

10:00 Registration and refreshments
10:30 Welcome and introductions

Jackie Eayrs, Clerk to the Corporation, Fareham College and Robin Jones, Clerk to the Corporation, Guildford College

10:40 Insolvency regime – update

Laurence Gavin, Partner, Irwin Mitchell LLP

11:10 Questions & discussion
11:20 DFE Governance review – the findings

Joanna Griffiths, FE Governance, Department for Education

11:40 Questions & discussion
12:00 Networking lunch
12:30 Charity law update and how this affects governing bodies

Stephen  O’Reilly, Principal Associate, Eversheds

12:50 Questions & discussion
13:10 Apprenticeships update

  • Including the significant decline in recruitment

Teresa Frith, Senior Skills Policy Manager, AoC

13:30 Questions & discussion
13:50 General Data Protection Regulation

  • Where is your college in preparation for the upcoming changes?
  • What key challenges/concerns do you have?

Introduced by Jackie Eayrs, Clerk to the Corporation, Fareham College

14:10 Governor induction processes – What does your college do?

  • Colleagues are asked to share their process and any best practice regarding governor induction.

Introduced by Jackie Eayrs, Clerk to the Corporation, Fareham College

14:30 Regional activity

This round table exercise will give colleagues the opportunity feedback on activity taking place in their college, raise any concerns or issues and raise any questions.

14:45 AOSEC update

AOSEC representative

14:50 Any other business
15:00 Close

What delegates have said

“Information on Post Area Based Review work an, HE Changes, really useful.”

Tracy Reeve, BCA

“Lots of useful things to reflect on. Will help us consider our approach at College.”

Laura Holt, Plumpton College

This network is open to AOSEC network subscribers and AoC member colleges.

If you have any difficulty booking your place via the online form below, please email and we can add you to the delegate list manually.


Bookings are closed for this event.