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BGA Summer Term Briefing

The Summer Term BGA Briefing is taking place in the Peel Room in Bury Town Hall at 7.00pm on Tuesday 11th June 2019.

With growing pressures on school finances Steve Goodwin, the Head of Finance for Childrens Services, will be giving an update and answering questions.

The Local Authority have also appointed a new Interim Assistant Director for Education and Inclusion, Julien Kramer, and we hope that he will be available to meet governors, outline his priorities for action and take questions.

We hope to see you there.

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Positive Feedback from BGA Spring Conference

Bury College proved to be an excellent venue for the 26 Bury Governors/Trustees who attended the Spring Conference on Saturday 27th April.

BGA Chair Richard Ainsworth gave the welcome and outlined the struture for the conference.

Judith Hicks from the NGA gave a presentation on recruiting, appointing and retaining governors and gave an overview of the Inspiring Governance Governor Recruitment Service. This is free to schools and academies. The PowerPoint presentation that Judith used can be accessed on the link below:

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Bury Governor Newsletter - Summer Term 2019

The Summer Term Bury Governor's Newsletter was circulated in early April. You can access a copy of it by clicking on the link below:

 

Summer 2019 Newsletter (2).pdf

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Local Authority - Summer Term Chairs Briefing

The termly Chair's briefing took place in the Peel Room of Bury Town Hall on Tuesday 16th April.

There was an update from Karen Dolton, the Executive Director of Children's Services, who re-iterated her commitment to education, schools and governance. A presentation was given by MPLOY on a careers support service they are providing for more vulnerable high school pupils.

Steve Tilley gave an update on the development of School on a Page - with version 2 soon to be released and branded as the School Education Profile.

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BGA SPRING CONFERENCE - PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED

The Programme for the BGA Spring Conference can be seen by opening the below file:

BURY GOVERNOR ASSOCIATION SPRING CONFERENCE FLYER.docx

Places can be booked on this website through the 'Book a course' link above.

There will be limited availability - so please BOOK EARLY

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National Governance Association Northwest Regional Conference

A number of Bury governors and trustees attended the NGA NW regional conference on Saturday 2nd March.

The conference was opened by Emma Knight, the NGA Chief Exec and there were presentations from:

Regional Schools Commissioner Vicy Beer

NGA Director Sam Henson

Ofsted Regional Director Andrew Cook

The PowerPoint presentations can be aaccessed on the below link:

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Ethical Leadership in Education

The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) and the NGA have recently published a framework for ethical leadership in education. You can access the report by clicking on the link below:

ELC-final-report.pdf

The NGA is also seeking to identify pathfinder schools/governing boards who can trail the framework. Resources will be provided to pathfinder sites. You can read more about this via the link below:

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SUMMER TERM GOVERNOR TRAINING PROGRAMME

The BGD Board agreed the Summer Term Governor Training Programme at their Board meeting yesterday (12th March 2019).

You can see the programme by clicking on the file below:

BURY GOVERNOR ASSOCIATION SUMMER TERM TRAINING.docx

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Bury Council Advice on School Governance Arrangements

Following the council's paper on Bury's education landscape, the Education and Inclusion team at the local authority were asked to prepare a paper to give advice to governing bodies if they are considering their governance arrangements.

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