Bury Governor Association has entered into a prtnership arrangement with One Education.

A 12 month programme of training which is free of charge for for the Bury governors and trustees whose schools buy into the Bury Governnace Development collaborative can be seen on link below:


Governance training brochure 2020-21.pdf


The promotional code to allow you to access the training free of charge is available from your school.


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Paul Coates

It is with great regret that the BGA has to report the passing of Paul Coates. Paul has been a champion of governance in Bury for over 20 years, serving both the Bury Governor Association and the Bury Govenance Development Committee. He also served on the governing bodies at Phillips High School, Whitefield Primary School and Radcliffe Primary School. He passed away in his sleep on Friday 10th July and is survived by his wife Sue, his daughter Emma and his grandsons Owen and Alfie. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time.

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It is with regret that the BGA announces that the training courses scheduled for the remainder of the Spring Term have been postponed. This is in light of Government advice in relation to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sadly the BGA annual conference scheduled for Thursday 14th May will also be postponed.

The BGA will continue to monitor Government advice and will resume the delivery of face to face training sessions and BGA meetings when we are advised that to do so will no longer present a risk to public health.

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BGA Meeting

The BGA meets on Tuesday 3rd March 2020. The meeting starts at 7.00pm and is in the Peel Room at Bury Town Hall. Tea/coffee will be available prior to the start of the meeting which is open to all Bury governors and trustees. The agenda is below:



3 March 2020

Peel Room, Town Hall

7.00pm to 9.00pm

  1.  Welcome & Introductions


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Bury Governor Spring Term Newsletter

The Spring Term Newsletter has been published by our partners at Bury Council's Governor Support team. The newsletter can be accessed on the link below.


Spring 2020 Newsletter.doc.pdf


Please note that the induction training detailed in the list of training courses has had to be postponed. The BGD hope to provide this course towards the end of March.

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Good Attendance at Briefing for Bury Chairs

The Spring Term Chair's Briefing was held in the Town Hall's Peel Room on Tuesday 14th January 2020 and it was excellent that so many Chairs attended the session.

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Training Programme for Spring Term

The initial training programme for the Spring Term has been produced, The programme can be accessed on the link below:




This website has been updated to allow places for courses to be booked on-line.


Happy New Year to all those involved in governance in Bury schools.

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Good turnout for AGM

There was a good attendance for the Bury Governor Association's AGM.

The meeting heard from BGA Treasurer Elma Hoyle that the Association's finance are in a healthy position. A total of 68 schools bought into the BGA collaborative in 2018/19 and after the various items of expenditiure there is a balance of £27, 746 being carried forward into 2019/20. Members voted unanimously to retain the annual fee for BGA membership of £90.

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Dear fellow governors,

Just a week to go until the next BGA Autumn Term Meeting which is being held at 7.00pm on Thursday 14th November, 2019 - Peel Room in the Town Hall.

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Great Feedback for Governor Training

Analysis of the governor evaluation forms has been undertaken for the summer term courses and it illustrates fantastic feedback for the Bury based sessions.

The chart can be accessed by clicking on the link below:


Summer Term Analysis.pdf


The BGD Committee has been acting upon the feedback about the training venues and now, working in partnership with the Bury Teaching School Alliance, new schools based venues are being offered for training courses.


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