‘The most valuable resources that all teachers have is each other. Without collaboration our growth is limited to own perspectives’ Robert John Meehan


Welcome to the course section. We have a wide range of courses available to suit all sectors. To access a full list of courses for your area, please click the relevant links below.

Health and Safety
Teaching Assistants

Alternatively, to see a full list of courses for Summer 2019 Term, please click the link below.

Summer 2019 Course List

Training costs

Most courses are free to BEST Trust members, except First Aid/Health & Safety which is priced as per information on each course. Members receive four H&S sessions for free as part of their membership.

Non-Trust  members should contact training@besttrust.uk to enquire about fees or telephone 0161 603 4628

To book on a course please fill in the online booking form


The fundamental principle of the Collaborative is a group of schools working together to enhance staff professional learning in ways which add value over and above the impact of schools working separately. This involves managing the resources for professional learning, people and money, in ways which increase the capacity of individual schools.

Comments from evaluations at the end of the first year
about the success of the BEST Trust include:
•  Clear agendas based on current issues.
•  Opportunities for working together and sharing practice.
•  Much closer links between schools.
•  The ability to influence the development of the Collaborative.
•  The quality of the bespoke training.


Summer 2019 Courses

Date Time Title Venue 23/04/2019 4.00pm – 6.00pm Drop-in session for Y6 English Writing Assessment/Moderation  Higher Lane 24/04/2019 4.00pm – 6.00pm Drop-in session for Y6 English Writing Assessment/Moderation  CC Walshaw 25/04/2019 4.00pm – 6.00pm Drop-in session for Y6 English Writing Assessment/Moderation  GMFRS 23/05/2019 2.30pm – 5.30pm Drop In Session for KS1 National Curriculm Assessments GMFRS …

Upcoming Events

BPLC BLOG FROM THE CHAIR Greetings wise educators of Bury, As the start of 2018 sees the exit of another education secretary with Justine Greening departing and Damian Hinds emerging through the revolving door; the long-term stability of the education sector seems as healthy as ever! Do not despair for 2018 will, like all years, …


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We are here to answer all your enquries, whether that be about booking a course, getting to a venue, a facilitator or cancelling your session – get in touch and we’ll respond as soon as possible.

You can contact us by email at info@besttrust.uk or ring 0161 603 4628 to speak to one of the team, alternatively you can fill out one of the contact forms throughout the website.