Recent news, updates and articles

Below are the three most recent news stories and articles posted on our site. You can view the complete list of stories using the menu on the left.

Safeguarding documents updated March 2015

A number of key safeguarding documents have been updated and published by the DfE and Ofsted, as well as the Local Authority and the NSPCC. These include:

Spring term 2015 - briefing notes and links to guidance and documents

The clerks' briefings were held in the first fortnight of the spring term and were attended by 124 clerks across Essex, Southend and Thurrock. The notes for the briefings are now published on the website along with the documents and guidance referred to at the briefings.

Clerk briefing dates for your diary - spring and summer 2015 - and a date for the annual conference

The Clerk briefing dates have been set for the spring and summer terms in 2015 - go to

and put them into your diary!

The annual Clerks' conference will be held this year on Tuesday 23rd June 2015 at Weston Homes Community Stadium - please reserve this date for a great day of presentations, workshops and networking.