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


*Coronavirus update

Due to school closures and the lockdown measures preventing meetings we have moved to online training for the foreseeable future. Our new programme for autumn 2020 is available via the links above. We are still waiting for dates from a number of trainers and will add further courses as they are arranged.

*Staff are working remotely from home so communication is via email at the moment.  

Training costs

Most courses are free to BEST Trust members, unless stated otherwise. Members receive four H&S sessions for free as part of their membership. Please visit our Health & Safety section for details of courses. Please note, they have moved to a blended learning model, where possible, to limit face to face sessions.

Non-Trust  members should contact training@besttrust.uk to enquire about fees or check the training guide. Most online courses are £25 per session during lockdown.



The fundamental principle of the Trust 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.




We value your feedback, please do get in touch.

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 (not available until further notice) to speak to one of the team, alternatively you can fill out one of the contact forms throughout the website.