There was an excellent 'virtual' attendance at the Chairs' briefing on Wednesday 13th January 2021.
First Virtual BGA Conference and Annual General Meeting
There were 35 'virtual' attendees for the BGA conference and AGM on Thursday 12th November.
BGA Chair Richard Ainsworth welcomed everyone and introduced interim Assistant Director Julien Kramer who thanked governors for their work and described the current local context and the view that Bury is doing a reasonable job. Julien then went on to introduce Bury's new Executive Director of Children's Services Sheila Durr.
TRAINING FOR BURY GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES
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:
The promotional code to allow you to access the training free of charge is available from your school.
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.
SUSPENSION OF GOVERNOR TRAINING AND CONFERENCES
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.
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
- Welcome & Introductions
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.
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.
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.
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.