Additional Summer Term Governor/Trustee Training

RMA Governance Services have been commissioned to deliver some additional virtual training for Bury governors/trustees to complement the sessions being run by One Education.


The sessions are:

Monday 17th May 6pm – 8.30pm Emotionally Healthy Schools

Tuesday 1 st June 6pm – 8.30pm Governors Role in Health & Safety

Monday 14th June 6pm – 8.30pm Role of the Board for Improving Outcomes for Vulnerable Children

Wednesday 16th June 9.30am - midday Safer Recruitment Part 1 of 2

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Spring Term BGA Meeting - PowerPoints, Zoom Recording and Resources

There was a good representation of governors and trustees at the Spring Term BGA briefing on Thursday 11th March. Once again, as a result of the Covid-19 restrictions, the meeting was a virtual one hosted via Zoom.

Richard Ainsworth welcomed attendees and speakers and offered congratulations to the trustees at the Vision Multi Academy Trust upon their award of the Governors for Schools Quality Mark for good governance.

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BGA Spring Term Meeting

The Bury Governor Association Spring Term Meeting is taking place virtually at 7.00pm on Thursday 11th March 2021.

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Local Authority Chair of Governors Briefing

There was an excellent 'virtual' attendance at the Chairs' briefing on Wednesday 13th January 2021.

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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.

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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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