Buckinghamshire Traded Services

BESST Governor Training

BESST Governor Training

Financial Year 2023/24

Governor Training

Governor training is a vital element in every governing board’s effectiveness.  For 2023/24 we encourage all boards to subscribe to the NGA’s Learning Link e-learning platform to ensure that all governors access a quality induction and information about all aspects of governance.

In addition, BESST will offer a select programme of live virtual sessions for all governors throughout the academic year on a pay as you go basis, designed to supplement the national training offered by the NGA and provide a Buckinghamshire expert view on specific key topics where the county view is essential. Buckinghamshire Council’s ‘Introduction to Safeguarding in Schools’ live online sessions will be run at least twice during the academic year 2023/24, free of charge. Additionally, a new governor induction checklist and guide are available to all governors on SchoolsWeb, free of charge 

Bespoke Whole Governing Board Training  is available to governing boards that purchase a platinum or gold governor support package from BESST. Our School Improvement Advisors and selected partners can offer one Whole Governing Board Training session in the year 2023/24. Sessions are 2 hours in duration, delivered face to face or virtually, depending on your requirements, by a Buckinghamshire expert on a topic of your choosing from the following options: 

  • Equality and Diversity  
  • Safeguarding  
  • The strategic role of the governing board   
  • Effective governance of teaching and learning   
  • Disadvantaged pupil provision  
  • The governors’ role in School Improvement  

Available training sessions:

Graphic line divider

New Governor Networking Drop In

Join this informal session for an interactive opportunity for new governors to meet other governors from across Bucks, ask any burning questions and share tips you have picked up.

  Online
 14.03.24

More Information 

Book Now 

Graphic line divider

Appointing an Executive Leader

This course will provide a valuable guide for any governing boards who will be recruiting a new executive leader in the short to medium term.

  Online
  14.05.24

More Information
Book Now

Graphic line divider

Keeping Children Safe in Education and the Preventative Curriculum (PHSE) 

This course will cover Ofsted expectations, good questions for governors to ask and signpost useful documents and details of the statutory provision of RSE and PSHE in the curriculum and the role of the PSHE / RSHE governor.

Online
 19.03.24

More Information
Book Now

Graphic line divider

Keep up to date with our latest news and events and contact us via social media.

Twitter LogoFacebook LogoLinkedIn Logo

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

Connect with us on LinkedIn

Graphic line divider

Religious Education and Collective Worship Course for School Governors and Boards

Understand the importance of RE (through the Agreed Syllabus) and Collective Worship and the Governors’ responsibilities in relation to the statutory syllabus of RE. 

  Online
 22.02.24

More Information 

Book Now

Graphic line divider

Preparing for and supporting your School in an Ofsted Inspection 

Join Buckinghamshire Council School Improvement Advisors to hear insights from recent Ofsted inspections across Buckinghamshire schools, the latest Ofsted framework and our discussions with our local HMI.

  Online
  05.03.24

More Information
Book Now

Graphic line divider

Was this page helpful?

Very poor
Poor
Neither good nor poor
Good
Very good