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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 […]

BESST Governor Training

BESST Governor Training Summer term 2021/23 and Academic Year 2022/23 Governor training is a vital element in every governing board’s effectiveness. Recognising that Governors need flexibility, we offer a comprehensive ‘pay as you go’ training programme for all governors throughout the academic year.  Delivered by expert Buckinghamshire Council teams and selected partners, the training is tailored […]

BESST Governor Support & Training

We believe that effective governance is essential to delivering school improvements. By supporting a committed network of governors, we can help to drive systematic change in schools across Buckinghamshire. The BESST team are building a service to provide advice, information and training opportunities to schools and governing boards to enable them to work effectively and […]

Buckinghamshire Challenge Newsletter 2

Dear Colleagues, Thank you for continuing to engage with the Buckinghamshire Challenge Programme.  Your participation in this project is greatly appreciated and we understand the challenges that have been faced by schools over the last few months. We are pleased to attach the second newsletter from Marc Rowland which contains more resources you will find […]

SEND – Information

Recently a series of 7 sessions were recently completed in conjunction with Whole School SEND to further promote an inclusive SEND culture within Buckinghamshire’s schools.  Please see the  links below. WSS Session 3 – OneDrive (sharepoint.com) Buckinghamshire LA EGAGOS – 17.2.22 Preparing for Ofsted 10 + 1 SEND Questions 2      

Refugee Children from Ukraine – message from Richard Nash, Interim Corporate Director, Children’s Services at the LA

21 March 2022   Dear Colleagues,   I know that all of us have been following the war in Ukraine with horror and disbelief. It has been amazing to hear how many of you have acted positively through fundraising and supporting your pupils in understanding and processing such a complex and emotive situation. We have […]

Side By Side Conference – 31st March 2022

Dear Colleagues, Please find attached details of the upcoming Side by Side conference on Structuring the STEM Curriculum, which governors are invited to attend. This conference is free to all Buckinghamshire schools and will be conducted via Teams. Book here: SbS Structuring STEM STEM Conference March 2022 STEM Curriculum Conference Agenda Also included below is […]

NGA Behaviour Management

Effective behaviour management is fundamental to creating supportive, safe and inclusive learning environments. School and trust leadership teams are key to the development and maintenance of successful behaviour cultures, but governing boards also have a crucial role. Download guide to effective behaviour management (PDF) This guide explains how boards and school leaders can work collaboratively to […]