25th Sep 2023

Chairs Briefing Autumn Term 2023 – (pre-recorded video)

Following the devastating fire at SS Simon and Jude’s, the Local Authority are providing space at the Bolton Science and Technology to allow for face to face teaching to continue in the autumn term. This will mean that there will be some disruption to training and events that are usually held at the site in the first half of the term, and we will adapt the programme to allow for alternative arrangements.

Therefore the autumn term Chairs’ Briefing will now only be available via the pre-recorded video session and the afternoon in-person event has been cancelled.

Overview of Learning

The Chairs’ Briefings are held early each term in order to prepare chairs of the board for their forthcoming board meetings and to equip them with the knowledge, information and advice needed to effectively undertake their role. The Chairs’ Briefing sessions aim to:

  • Deepen the understanding of the role of the chair
  • Enhance confidence and skills in managing the role and relationships.
  • Widen the strategies for developing the partnership between the governing or trust board, the senior leadership team and staff.
  • Share leadership issues and make good use of the skills and knowledge of others.
  • Provide information about meeting procedure and regulations.


All Chairs of Bolton Schools and Academies. Vice Chairs may attend if the Chair cannot attend.


Marie Foley, Governance Training Officer and John Ashworth, Governance Services Manager


This course will be a recorded video session. This will be released to you on the date advertised and available to view via the secure Bolton Governance Gateway website. Notification will be made via email.  You can view the recording at your leisure after this date.

 Pricing and Cancelation

Attendance is free of charge to those boards that purchase the Clerking and Support Service Level Agreement. A charge of £50.00 per person, per session will be made for those schools not buying into the service.

If you are unable to attend a course, we ask that you please notify the Governance Services Team on 01204 332104 at the earliest opportunity and at least five working days prior to the course date to enable the place to be offered to others.

There is no cancellation fee for this event.

Price per session: Free/ £50 if you do not buy into the service

Venue: Virtual

Time: Virtual

Category: Chairs' Briefing

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