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Governor Training Programme Autumn 2021

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome back to a new term.  Please find attached details of the Governor Training programme for the Autumn term, further information regarding the sessions, costs and how to book.

BESST – Buckinghamshire Education School Support & Training

Governor Training Autumn 2021

At present, all training remains online using Teams.

Kind regards,

Hazel

Hazel David

School Improvement Team

Children’s Services

 

For COVID-19 updates visit: https://schoolsweb.buckscc.gov.uk/covid-19-corona-virus-latest-advice/

NGA Annual Membership 2021-22

Dear Colleagues,

Maintained Schools

Buckinghamshire Council are delighted to be able to offer the Standard NGA annual membership, for Buckinghamshire maintained schools for 2021-22, Free of Charge. The package for 2021-2022 covers the Standard membership and Learning Link for all Governors and Clerks in maintained schools.  This has been purchased for all Buckinghamshire maintained schools and those schools do not need to register.

Bucks NGA Membership 2021-22

Maintained schools that wish to upgrade to the Gold package are required to register on the BESST web page  (Bursar log in required) and will be charged £159.

Please register for your upgrades by Thursday 30th September 2021.

Academies

Buckinghamshire Council are also pleased to offer membership at the discounted rate of £94 for the Standard package to all Bucks Academies.  The NGA do recommend that academies take the Gold package, which is also discounted at £253.   If you wish to purchase Learning Link the cost is £69 per school.

To confirm purchase of your annual membership and the package required please visit the BESST web page  (Bursar log in required).

All packages should be purchased by Thursday 30th September 2021.

Full details of membership and support from the NGA are here https://www.nga.org.uk/Home.aspx  Any queries should be sent to BESST@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

Regards,

Hazel David

School Improvement Team

Children’s Services

BESST – Buckinghamshire Education School Support & Training

Dear Chair of Governors and Governor Clerks,

Please find attached above a newsletter introducing BESST – Buckinghamshire Education School Support & Training, a new traded school improvement and governor support service from Buckinghamshire Council.  BESST services are starting small and will be focused this term on governor support & training, the area where our research with headteachers, chairs of governors and clerks has told us the need is greatest.  More information about BESST is available to view on our new webpages.

A comprehensive governor training programme will be running throughout this academic year and will be starting with two sessions week commencing 20th September:

  • Governor Priorities – Autumn Term Agendas, a one-hour session with Paul Randall and Anne Sheddick from the BASG, on Wednesday 22nd September.
  • Prevent Duty – Guidance for Governors, a one hour training session with Alison Watts, Prevent Education Officer at Buckinghamshire Council on Thursday 23rd September.

The whole autumn term training schedule, including the above two sessions, is available to book online.

We will also be running a New Governors Welcome Package, in both the autumn and spring term, to support newly appointed governors get up to speed as quickly as possible.  Please book online for the autumn cohort, before the 29th of September.

Buckinghamshire Council will be renewing the NGA membership for maintained schools for this academic year.  Academies and free schools can purchase NGA membership at a discounted rate and maintained schools can upgrade to gold membership through the BESST webpages.  Please see the details and links in the newsletter for more information.

We hope that your governing boards will find this new service of use and we look forward to welcoming you onto BESST training throughout the year.

BESST newsletter Autumn 1 for governors

Kind regards

The School Improvement Team.

The Ofsted Inspection Framework with Lee Selby HMI. 23rd March 2020

Dear Chairs of Governors and Clerks,

You may remember that last year, our regional HMI, Lee Selby, came to speak to colleagues regarding the implementation of the new Ofsted framework. This meeting was very well received by Head Teachers across the county.

Although Lee has significant pressures on his time, he has offered to return to Bucks next month to share thoughts on the new inspection framework and to take feedback from colleagues.

In order to maximise his time, we have agreed that he will run two hour long sessions 9am to 10am and 10.30am to 11.30am on the 23rd March at the Gateway in Aylesbury.

Please follow the links below to book your place:

9am https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-ofsted-inspection-framework-with-lee-selby-hmi-tickets-94125553063?utm_term=eventname_text

10.30am https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-ofsted-inspection-framework-with-lee-selby-hmi-tickets-94128698471?utm_term=eventname_text

Any problems registering contact Hazel David hdavid@buckscc.gov.uk

 

 

Do you have a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) at your school?

With teacher retention an issue across the country, it’s critical that your NQT gets support from the beginning from peers and independent professionals. NQTSpace is a FREE online platform which offers:
• Self-evaluation against the Teachers’ Standards
• Online professional developments matched to the Teachers’ Standards
• Resources
• Ask the Expert section
• NQTConnect for peer support
For more information and register, ask your NQT to visit http://www.nqtspace.co.uk

 

The DfE has extended FREE funded training for Governors and Clerks until March 2021

Extension to the GovernorSpace
The DfE has extended FREE funded training for Governors and Clerks until March 2021. Funding is available for TWO members of your Governing Board. Sign up now before the funding ends. GovernorSpace helps Governors and Clerks identify their development needs and improve their skills, to improve the quality of school governance. Entrust delivers GovernorSpace on behalf of the Department for Education. It’s is completely free of charge to you and your school!

• Free online training in just a few clicks!
• Self-Evaluation tool
• Invaluable One-to-One telephone mentor support sessions
• Live and On demand training sessions
• Bespoke consultancy sessions, delivered remotely, no need to travel
• Personal Development Coaching, delivered remotely
• Link with other Governors through GovernorConnect

To find out more about how the GovernorSpace Online Programme can support you, please contact governorspace@entrust-ed.co.uk or register  at www.governorspace.co.uk

Professional Coaching Session – 3 credits
Are you struggling with the role of Chair or governor? Are you stuck in a rut in your role? Our 45-minute professional development coaching sessions cost 3 credits each and are delivered by an expert school leadership coach. These sessions will help you focus on an effective action plan for yourself to help you maximise your effectiveness. To book a session, please email governorspace@entrust-ed.co.uk and ask for a coaching session.

 

 

Personal Development in the new Ofsted framework (with Better Governor)

Thursday 26 March, 8:00 am to 9:00 am

This webinar will explore in detail this element of Ofsted’s recently updated inspection framework.

The new judgement covers many aspects of personal development including confidence, character, personal safety and readiness for the next stage of education.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3092785874651826955

 

Behaviour and attitudes in the new Ofsted framework (with Better Governor)

Thursday 27 February, 8:00 am to 9:00 am

We’ll explore in detail this element of Ofsted’s recently updated inspection framework.

The new judgement covers behaviour, attendance, exclusion and attitudes to learning.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/845734851686926603