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BESST Newsletter September 2022

Dear Chairs of Governors, Please see attached the latest newsletter from BESST. The newsletter includes an overview of upcoming BESST training sessions, dates for your diary and links to useful resources, such as the SEN Toolkit and Governor & Headteacher Handbook on Schools Web. BESST Newsletter 29th Sept 22 The newsletter has also been sent […]

DfE Governance Update September 2022 Edition

Welcome to the September 2022 edition of the DfE’s school governance update. Here you will find key announcements and information to support you in your governance role. Please find the full update here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-governance-update/school-governance-update-september-2022 Articles: *Energy Bill Relief Scheme *Publication of the Academy Trust Handbook 2022 *Publication of Guidance for Federations *Find Volunteers to Become […]

School Improvement Adviser Special Schools

Dear  Colleagues, I am pleased to inform you  that Kerry Lidgett has been appointed as School Improvement Adviser Special Schools and will join the team on a 0.4 contract starting on the 20th September 2022. Kerry comes with a wealth of experience in leadership and management at both special and mainstream schools. I am sure […]

Bucks Challenge Letter September 2022

12th September 2022 Dear Headteachers and Chairs of Governors of Participating Schools,   From Mitigation to Success: Tackling Educational Disadvantage in Buckinghamshire   I wanted to say a really big thank you to both you and the staff at your school for your commitment to being a part of The Buckinghamshire Challenge, which aims to […]

Letter to Governors September 2022

Dear Governors and Governance Professionals, Please find attached a letter from Gareth Drawmer welcoming in the new academic year. The letter includes updates on Governor Hub, The Key, NGA memberships and Governor Training through BESST as well as the role of governors in supporting side by side school improvement and dates for your diary. Letter […]

NSPCC IMPORTANT – Planning your PSHE/Safeguarding Curriculum? Sign upfor the NSPCC’s free Speak Out. Stay Safe. Online Assemblies today

It would be great if all Buckinghamshire Schools could receive the OFSTED recognised Safeguarding certificate by signing up for our Free assemblies and Free face to face workshops with the NSPCC. Many schools in the area have already signed up to deliver in September/October 2022.   Online Assemblies I am getting in touch regarding our […]

Ofsted Handbook Update September 2022

Ofsted has updated its school inspection handbook, with the changes taking effect from 1st September 2022. You can read more about the changes in this Ofsted news story and a summary of changes document, but the key changes are as follows: Section 5 inspections are being renamed ‘graded’ inspections. Section 8 inspections are being renamed ‘ungraded’ inspections. The handbooks for […]

DfE’s Governance Update July 2022

Dear Governors/LGB Members/Local Advisory Committee Members   Please note that the July 2022 edition of the DfE’s school governance update has been published.   Here you will find key announcements and information to support you in your governance role.   Please find the full update here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-governance-update/school-governance-update-july-2022   Articles include. • Schools White Paper: Opportunity […]