Buckinghamshire Traded Services

Training & CPD for Schools

Training & CPD for Schools

Continued Professional Development within Buckinghamshire is delivered by BESST, a range of other expert Buckinghamshire Council teams and partner agencies.

BESST Training & CPD

Early Years advisory and consultancy service for schools and PVI setting

Our specialist Early Years team provides support for leaders, teachers, and early years practitioners and is thoroughly committed to supporting the raising EYFS standards within schools and settings. We provide flexible and bespoke quality improvement services to help raise early achievement and the quality of all early years registered settings. An agreed programme of in-school support can be planned in consultation with the headteacher or other senior leaders. This may include bespoke consultancy visits, audits of practice and provision, training, mentoring, coaching, and Early Years reviews.

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Educational Visits and Learning Outside the Classroom

Buckinghamshire Council has a dedicated Outdoor Advisory Team delivering advice, guidance, and training around Educational Visits and developing Outdoor Learning.

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BESST Primary Curriculum Training

Leading a subject area effectively is one of the most important elements in securing high-quality teaching and learning in all schools. By focusing on your role as a curriculum leader, this course will help you to establish and maintain your vision, effectively monitor standards and ensure high-quality outcomes are achieved in your curriculum area.

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BESST School Improvement Conferences and Training

The School Improvement team will be offering a virtual conference for all school staff, leaders and governors, with one conference each term, across academic year 2023/24. Training for school staff will be delivered according to identified strategic need.

BESST will work closely with headteachers to determine the most pressing topics for schools across the county and will tailor the annual programme to best meet these needs.

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Statutory assessment and standardisation training events

We are currently running a range of half-day standardisation training events. 

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Teaching Assistants: Working with Learners using EAL (Primary & Secondary)

Familiarising teaching assistants (TAs) with some of the challenges that learners using EAL might face when learning English and learning through English at the same time.

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Comprehensible English for New Primary Arrivals using EAL 

Raising awareness of what is and what is not comprehensible, accessible English Language for learners who use EAL.

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Free Network Meeting for Practitioners/EAL Leads 

A free network meeting aimed at all EAL Coordinators and others working with pupils using English as an Additional Language. 

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Adaptive Teaching for Primary Learners using EAL

Introducing easy-to-use strategies that can be implemented immediately into teaching and learning without lowering the expectations of the pupils.

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