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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Interim Assistant Director presents at BGA Meeting

Over 30 governors and trustees were present at the BGA meeting on Tuesday 11th June 2019 to hear the newly appointed interim AD, Julien Kramer, outline his vision for Bury and to answer questions. Julien informed the group that Bury is his 12th authority and that he considers himself to be a safe pair of hands. He stated that with governors' support his aim is to return Bury to its former leading status as an area. He believes that the fundamental pieces are in place for Bury to make that journey.

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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.

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


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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