Bury Governor Development was created by governors for governors. It exists to help governors of both primary and secondary schools to fulfil these roles ever more effectively. It provides excellent courses tailored to the needs of governors and led by high quality trainers. Bury Governance Development vision is not only to maintain but also to enhance the high attainment of children in our schools.


Bury Governor Development


Online Links Giving The Latest News on Education

BBC  : The Telegraph  : The Guardian : Tes : The Indepentant


Governor Mark

Governor Mark is a national award. It is a kite mark which provides external evaluation of the quality of governance in a school.

Department for Education

Resources and information on government policy.


GovernorLine offers free, independent and information and support on education law and recognised good practice within maintained schools in England. The service is completely confidential between caller and advisor.

The help line 08000 722 181 is available Monday–Friday from 9am–8pm.


The National Governors’ Association (NGA) is an independent charity that aims to improve the educational standards and well-being of children and young people through supporting and promoting outstanding governance in all state-funded schools, including academies and free schools. We work closely with, and lobby, government and the major educational bodies to ensure that the views of governors are fully represented in the national arena.


The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.


Ofsted regulates and inspects childcare and children's social care. This covers schools, colleges, initial teacher education, work-based learning and skills training, adult and community learning, education and training in prisons and other secure establishments, and the Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service (Cafcass).


Established in 1956, PTA UK is a national charity that provides support, guidance and practical resources to PTAs across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our vision is for every school to have the benefit of a successful and supportive PTA to enhance the education and futures of all our children.

The SEND Gateway

The SEND Gateway, is an online portal offering free, easy access to high quality information, resources and training for meeting the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).  While many of the resources are aimed at educational professionals, governors will find some helpful material, particularly in relation to the reforms to SEN.


SGOSS - Governors for Schools is the school governor recruitment charity recruiting skilled volunteers to serve on school governing bodies across England. SGOSS  - Governors for Schools provides free services to local authorities, schools, volunteers and businesses. Their vision is for every school in England to have a diverse and effective governing body driving school improvement


TeachFirst  mission is to end inequality in education by building a community of exceptional leaders who create change within classrooms, schools and across society.

ICO. Guide to data protection

This guide is for those who have day-to-day responsibility for data protection.

The National Curriculum

The national curriculum for England to be taught in all maintained schools.

Pupil premium
2014 to 2015

Illustrative pupil premium allocation tables for the 2014 to 2015 financial year, by school and by region.

Timeline for academies: mandatory

Important information to help academies plan ahead, prepare for and apply mandatory (compulsory) legal requirements during this academic year and beyond.

Ofsted has published a number of documents detailing how schools have reached the 'good' criteria in Ofsted inspections. These documents are
( How Headteachers Achieve Success (2012) and A Guide to Recent Ofsted Reports to Support School Improvement )


 NCTL ( National College for Teaching & Leadership) is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Education. They improve the quality of the education and early years workforce and help schools to help each other improve. NCTL works with schools to develop an education system supported locally by partnerships and led by the best headteachers.