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Opportunity – Admissions Appeals Representatives

Dear Colleagues   The School Admissions and Transport Team are currently looking for colleagues to represent admission authorities (schools) at school admission appeals lodged by parents refused a place at a preferred school.   The role would be suited to colleagues who have time available during the working week.  Appeals follow an intensive timescale between […]

IMPORTANT: Schools and Cyber Security

Dear Colleagues, On Friday 6th January the BBC reported on a series of cyber attacks by a hacking group called Vice Society. It has resulted in children’s SEN information, child passport scans, staff pay scales and contracts being leaked online. It is worth a read, and shows the vulnerability of schools’ cyber security is being […]

Important Updates for Information

Dear Chairs of Governors and Governance Professionals, For your information, please find attached copies of two emails that were sent to headteachers this morning. Industrial Action by the NEU, plus Industrial Action Information and Guidance attachment Brazel and Government Consultation Important Update – Brazel and Government Consultation Industrial Action by the NEU Industrial Action Information […]

Corporate Director Briefing Slides

Dear Colleagues, Thank you to those that were able to attend the latest Corporate Director Briefings.  I have attached the powerpoint presentation and the recording. https://youtu.be/2YCVKyxK7vk CDB Presentation Jan 23 The next dates are Tuesday 25th April 7pm and Thursday 27th April 9.30am. Kind regards, Natasha Natasha How  

BESST upcoming courses and Governor Priorities Slides

Dear Chairs of Governors and Governance Professionals, In case you couldn’t join us, attached are the slides from the recent Governor Priorities session and presentation from the NGA for Bucks Chairs of Governors and Governance Professionals. We hope those of you who attended found the session informative and useful. 01.10.23 Governor Priorities for Spring Term […]

January Corporate Director Briefings

Dear Chairs of Governors and Governance Professionals, Please see below reminders about briefings for Chairs of Governors and Governance Professionals next week. Apologies that the director briefing booking links sent previously had a technical glitch, amended booking links are below.  Corporate Director Briefings, January 2023  Led by the Director of Children’s Services, John Macilwraith, these […]

BESST Newsletter – Jan 23

Dear Chairs of Governors and Governance Professionals, Happy New Year! Please find attached the latest newsletter from BESST to share with your governing boards. BESST Newsletter Jan 23 We look forward to seeing you at BESST briefings and training sessions soon! BESST BESST Governor Training | Buckinghamshire (buckscc.gov.uk)

Emergency Contact Information

Sent on behalf of Gareth Drawmer, Head of Achievement and Learning Dear Colleagues, Following an incident prior to Christmas where it was necessary for us to use the Schoolsweb Emergency Contacts list, it was apparent that some schools had not updated changes to their Headteacher and/or Chair of Governors contact details.  These telephone numbers and […]

Buckinghamshire Challenge Event 16th January 2023 – Agenda and times

Good afternoon, Please find attached the draft agenda for the Buckinghamshire Challenge event on January 16th (note the end time has changed).  We hope that Headteachers, Governors, Deputy Headteachers, Disadvantage Leads, and Project Leads are able to join us to share the stimulating feedback from Marc Rowland and schools involved in projects. Bucks Challenge Review […]