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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 […]

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