Professional Clerk's Development Programme 

About the Programme:

EMSYH Teaching Schools have been nationally approved by the Department for Education through the SDSA (School Development Support Agency) to deliver this programme. The programme offers both new and experienced clerks an opportunity to develop their role so that they can contribute effectively to governance at their school and academy trust.

New clerks will be able to develop their understanding of clerking and develop essential knowledge and skills, whilst experienced clerks will be able to enhance and develop their competencies and expertise.

The programme consists of;

  • Four face to face modules, facilitated by experienced high quality facilitators
  • 360 evaluation to establish competencies and areas to develop
  • Inter-session research and activities to put learning into practice
  • Reflection on learning throughout the programme
  • Peer support and sharing practice with other clerks on the programme

For further information about the Professional Clerks Development Programme please contact or 


Programmes Currently Available

We have been informed by the Department of Education that, due to higher than expected demand all of the available funding for the Professional Clerks' Development Programme has been allocated. This has meant the Department for Education has had to pause funding for new places on the programme.  

This does not affect any current programmes that have already been approved, started and are currently taking place. These can continue as normal.

As soon as we receive any further information, we will be updating this page.