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MESSAGE FROM BGA CHAIR

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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NGA RELEASE REVISED SKILLS AUDITS AND MATRICES

The National Governance Association have very recently released the revised versions of their skills audit forms and the matrix collection tool.

There are 2 versions - one for those who govern in single schools and one for those who govern in MATs or Federations.

Conducting an annual skills audit is a key part in developing your governing body to either identify gaps that can be filled with recruitment or to identify training needs.

The audit forms and the matrix forms can be obtained by clicking on the links below.

 

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Bury Chair of Governors Autumn Term Briefing

There was a healthy attendance level at the Autumn Term briefing for Chair's in the Peel Room in the evening of Tuesday 3rd September 2019.

Paul Cooke chaired the meeting with presentations from Interim AD Julien Kramer and Wendy Jackson and Damian Kay from the Quality Standards and Performance Service.

Julien gave an overview of the work that he has been leading and is now waiting to see the impact of the revised schools-led governance model.

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Bury Governor Autumn Newsletter

The Autumn Term newsletter has been circulated. You can access a copy by clicking on the link below:

Autumn 2019 Newsletter.pdf

Please note that the newsletter indicates that training courses may be booked via the BEST Trust. This is no longer the case as the BEST Trust has withdrawn from supporting the BGD in the delivery of Governor and Trustee training.

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Autumn Term Governor Training Programme

The programme for training for the Autumn Term has been agreed with new schools based training venues..

Please note that in response to feedback that the afternoon sessions will now commence at 12.30 and will finish at 3.00pm, allowing governors/trustees with child care responsibilities to collect their children from school.

The programme can be accessed on the link below to get dates into your diaries:

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NGA Leading Governance Programme comes to Bury

The NGA's Leading Governance Programme for Chairs will be delivered in Bury in partnership with BGD.

The 40 week programme will commence in October and includes 3 face to face seminars lead by an NGA consultant and hosted at Bury College. Details of the programme can be accessed on the link below:

Bury 1- Development for Chairs (2).pdf

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Extraordinary Chairs and BGA Meeting

On Tuesday 9th July there will be an extraordinary meeting with Bury Chairs and the BGA to consider the future of governor training and development in Bury. The meeting will start at 7.00pm and will be in the Peel Room in Bury Town Hall.

The agenda for the evening will be as follows:

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New BGD Terms of Reference Agreed

At the most recent BGD committee meeting, members agreed a new terms of reference for Bury Governance Development.

The revised document can be accessed on the link below:

BGD Terms of Reference version 11.pdf

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