Buckinghamshire Traded Services



Welcome to BESST - Buckinghamshire Education School Support & Training.

BESST is the traded school improvement and governor services arm of Buckinghamshire Council.  We provide support, training and development opportunities to schools and academies across Buckinghamshire in school leadership and governance.  Led by our highly experienced team, BESST services will enable school leaders to keep up to date and support the implementation of best practice across Buckinghamshire.  Our services will continue to develop in the coming months based on feedback from school leaders and governors.

BESST is sharply focused on supporting schools to achieve the best outcomes for every child in Buckinghamshire.

About Us

We recognise that delivering the best possible outcomes for children is the main priority of all school leaders and governors. The aim of BESST is to help school leaders and governors deliver a great education to all children and young people in Buckinghamshire, allowing them, regardless of their starting point, to realise their potential and embark on a positive and exciting future.

BESST aims to deliver against identified needs in Buckinghamshire.  We will ensure that our capacity is directed to those areas which school leaders and governors have told us are the areas of greatest need. Where partners can provide expert support and training, we will signpost schools to these opportunities.

Our services will be delivered by our team of school improvement experts who care passionately about supporting schools to secure the best possible outcomes for their pupils and students.  We are building the capacity and expertise within the team and aim to provide additional services, which meet the needs of headteachers and governing boards, throughout this academic year and beyond.

BESST services will be run alongside our statutory work. Income from our competitively priced BESST services will help to deliver excellent school improvement support in Buckinghamshire for today and the future.

We very much welcome input from school leaders and governors into the continued development of our services, so please do get in contact at besst@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

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