BEST Trust aims to support schools and their staff to be the best they can be in order to improve the life chances of all pupils in their care. Through professional learning, both online and face to face and consultancy support for school leaders, the Trust works with a range of providers including individual schools, multi-academy trusts and other educational organisations.
In response to an ever-evolving educational landscape, it is becoming increasingly important for schools to find ways to maximise budget capacity whilst retaining high quality professional development. BEST recognises the critical importance of CPD in any profession. It aims to extend knowledge and develop competency across the sector, allowing professionals to keep up with new practices and changes in legislation. As a registered charity, BEST supports working groups of professionals to embed evidence-based practice, create materials and establish focused learning communities.
The BEST national training programme is determined by our members, EEF guidance, DFE policy and the latest OFSTED Framework. It is continually updating in order to serve the varied needs of its members.
Our annual membership for schools makes providing CPD training for teachers, teaching assistants, school leaders and governors easier than ever.
BEST Trust is pleased to announce we are the nominated national training provider for the DFE accredited Junior Learning phonics scheme.
Membership of BEST Trust can save you time and money by buying in to an all-inclusive package which allows your staff access to all our events*. Our database system will allow school staff access to all their CPD records and CPD Coordinators will have access to the full schools’ CPD logs throughout the year, which could come in handy for your management reports or when inspections arise.
Our membership rates for 2022/23 are based on pupil numbers. Just look through our course list to date or check our previous courses to see the obvious benefits to becoming a member. If you have any questions or would like to check how much membership would cost for your school then please contact us by phone, email or by filling out the contact form and we will respond as soon as possible.
*Please note a select few courses incur additional costs but are heavily subsidised.
BEST Courses for 2021/22
- 209 courses ran
- 3840 applications for courses
- Courses can be accessed on a pay-as-you-go basis. Please see individual courses for course fees. However, schools do find that membership is a far more cost-effective way of providing professional development for staff.
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