Over 20 governors and trustees attended the Spring Term BGA meeting held in the Peel Room on Wednesday 6th March.
BGA Chair Richard Ainsworth welcomed everyone and introduced Suzanne Pendleton, one of Bury's newly appointed Primary Inclusion Officers, who gave a presentation on her role and the partnership work that is now taking place around school inclusion. Suzanne answered a number of excellent questions from governors and her presentation was well received. The accompanying PowerPoint presentation can be accessed on the link below:
Richard then moved on to provide an update on current news and reported back on the NGA's Northwest Region conference that had taken place the previous weekend. The speakers included Vicky Beer (our Regional School Commissioner) who gave an overview of the challenges facing the region and the priorities; Sam Henson (one of the NGAs directors) who gave an input on the information executive leaders should be reporting to governing boards and Andrew Cook (Ofsted Regional Director) who talked about the new inspection framework. Emma Knight, the NGA Chief Executive, opened the conference and talked about the NGA's lobbying of the government to secure fairer funding for schools. She also announced the launch of two new NGA documents (The right people arond the table - 2nd edition - and Preparing your board for the future). When available the presentations will be made available on this website.
Mark Lockwood, the new Chair of the Bury Governance Development Board, outlined the March training programme available for governors and stated that the Summer Term programme will be released after it had been agreed by the BGD Board on 12th March. He urged attendees to consider joining the BGA Exec - and to call in at the next Exec meeting which is on Thursday 21st March in the Irwell Room at Bury town Hall starting at 7.00pm. Richard and Mark's presentations can be accessed below:
The Summer Term BGA Meeting will be held on Tuesday 11th June in the Peel Room starting at 7.00pm.
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