Buckinghamshire Traded Services

Governor Support & Training

Governor Support & Training

We believe that effective governance is essential to delivering school improvements. By supporting a committed network of governors, we can help to drive systematic change in schools across Buckinghamshire.

The BESST team are building a service to provide advice, information and training opportunities to schools and governing boards to enable them to work effectively and efficiently to promote high standards, fulfil their statutory responsibilities and raise achievement in schools.

Governor Training

Governor training is a vital element in every governing board’s effectiveness.  Recognising that governors need flexibility, we offer a comprehensive ‘pay as you go’ training programme for all governors throughout the academic year.  Delivered by expert Buckinghamshire Council teams and selected partners, the training is tailored to governors within the county.


NGA Membership

We are pleased to be able to offer Buckinghamshire schools a discount on membership to the National Governance Association. Maintained schools will receive the Standard Package, including Learning Link free of charge. 


New Governor Welcome Package

We are committed to ensuring newly appointed governors are up to speed and effective in their roles as quickly as possible. We therefore provide welcome support to all new governors, with two cohorts during academic year 2021/22 - one starting in autumn term 2021, and the other starting in spring term 2022.


Bespoke HR Training for Governing Boards

The Buckinghamshire HR team can provide expert sessions for governing boards in a range of topics including safer recruitment, headteacher recruitment, capability, grievance and disciplinary action. 

Please contact us for more information on these bespoke sessions.

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