This agreement is between:
Buckinghamshire Education School Support & Training - Buckinghamshire Council
County Hall, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP20 IUD
Tel: 01296 383030 Email: BESST@buckinghamshire.gov.uk
and the holder of the Commercial Services Account
Purpose of this SLA
The purpose of this agreement is to:
- Set out the services that you have purchased from us and the responsibilities of all parties in the agreement
- Enable performance levels to be managed
- Lay out the mechanism for identifying and resolving at the earliest opportunity any areas of non-compliance or underperformance
- Lay out the process to be followed in the event that there is an issue with service delivery.
‘Buckinghamshire Education School Support & Training’ is the traded school improvement and governor services arm of Buckinghamshire Council. We provide support, training, and development opportunities to all schools and academies across Buckinghamshire in school leadership, governance, and CPD. Led by our highly experienced team, BESST services will enable school leaders to keep up to date and support the implementation of best practices across Buckinghamshire.
BESST is sharply focused on supporting schools to achieve the best outcome for children across Buckinghamshire.
We recognise that delivering the best possible outcomes for children is the main priority of all school leaders and governors. BESST aims 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.
Our services are 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 plan to launch additional services, which meet the needs of headteachers and governing boards, throughout this academic year and beyond.
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
BESST sits within the Achievement and Learning team (Children’s Services) within Buckinghamshire Council. The team is made up of the following members:
Head of Achievement & Learning, Gareth Drawmer
School Improvement and Traded Service Manager, Yvette Thomas
Primary School Improvement Advisors, Naureen Kausar, Roz Burch, Lucy Kent
Secondary School Improvement Advisor, Georgina Masefield
Education Officer - BESST Lead Officer, Katherine Wells
Governance Support Officer, Natasha How
School Engagement Officer, Hazel David, Gemma Thorpe
Business Support Team Leader, Kathryn Hathaway