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From Inspiring Governance Join our free governor recruitment support sessions in March, April and May

Join our free governor recruitment support sessions in March, April and May —  ONLINE SUPPORT SESSIONS FOR SCHOOL AND TRUST GOVERNOR RECRUITMENT  — Are you looking for skilled volunteers to join your governing board this year? Would you like to diversify how you find skilled volunteers to become governors or trustees at your school or multi academy […]

Essential Safeguarding Training and More – from BESST

Dear Chairs of Governors and Governance Professionals, We hope you enjoyed the half term break. Below is a reminder of the schedule of training courses from BESST in the run up to Easter. Please do consider which sessions may be beneficial for your governors to attend to equip them with the skills and knowledge needed […]

BESST Newsletter – February

Dear Chairs of Governors and Governance Professionals, Please find attached the February edition of the BESST Newsletter. BESST Newsletter Feb 23 Please share this newsletter with your governing boards. Many thanks, BESST

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 […]