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BESST Newsletter November 2022

Dear Chairs of Governors and Governance Professionals, Please find attached the latest BESST newsletter. Also attached for information only is a flyer about a Headteacher and School Leader well-being programme, referred to within the newsletter. Please share this with your governing boards. PAM Wellbeing_Practicing Resilience and Self-Care Workshop_flyer (22) BESST Newsletter 22.11.22 Many thanks, Natasha […]

Alternative Education Guidance and Checklist

FROM: GARETH DRAWMER, HEAD OF ACHIEVEMENT AND LEARNING, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE COUNCIL  Please send all questions and queries to manjit.bains@buckinghamshire.gov.uk  Dear Colleagues,  Please see attached for your information, Buckinghamshire Council’s guidance document and checklist on Alternative Education. Alternative Education Checklist and Guidance 151122 If you have any questions on the guidance or would like further information, please […]

BESST Training – Change of Date – Financial Accountability Training (SFVS) – 1st December @18.30 – 19.30 online

Dear Chairs of Governors and Governance Professionals, Please share this email with your governing boards Change of Date – Financial Accountability Training (SFVS) – 1st December @18.30 – 19.30 online  BESST’s governor training course on financial accountability and the SFVS has been brought forward to Thursday 1st December 2022, at 18.30-19.30 online. The SFVS is […]

BC Emergency Contact Information for Schools

Dear Chairs of Governors, On behalf of Gareth Drawmer, please find attached the guidance and contact numbers for schools to use when contacting Buckinghamshire Council in an emergency. Please ensure you save a copy of this information in case you should need it in an emergency situation in future. 2022 09 School Emergency Contacting BC […]

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 […]