Support for governors

If you are a governor of a Bury school Bury Council's Governor Support Service can provide guidance and help in your role. This can range from recommending training courses to answering specific questions you have about being a governor.

General policies and guidance

Chairs briefings

The Bury Governor newsletters

Joint newsletters from local school governors, the Bury Governor Association and Bury Governor Training Group.

Information from elsewhere on the web

You may also find the following websites useful:

  • Bury Governors' Association - run by governors from Bury schools. It provides advice and newsletters on current issues affecting local schools.
  • Bury Governance Development - formally known as Bury Governor Training Group (BGTG), provides local training courses for school governors.
  • Schools' Forum - made up of head teachers, governors, elected members, council officers and professional associations, such as trades unions. Their purpose to bring together schools, the council and the Local Education Authority, so they can agree on how education is funded in the borough.
  • National Governors' Association - an independent charity, working to support good governance in schools. It is involved in lobbying government ministers, policy makers and education organisations. They also run national conferences, and a number of regional events.
  • Times Educational Supplement - provides background information about current education issues

Contact for Governors Support Service