16th Nov 2023

Governance Workshops: Governance Visits and Monitoring Strategies

Overview of Learning

This workshop provides guidance and advice on ensuring effective practice in the use of governors’ monitoring visits and activities to hold the senior leader to account.

The session provides opportunities to discuss good practice and share ideas and different approaches to monitoring visits and activities with other governance colleagues. By the end of the session, you will have:

  • examined good practice in relation to monitoring and the protocols for arranging and conducting school visits.
  • explored, through discussion, the approaches to monitoring school performance undertaken by other boards.

As this is a practical workshop, delegates will be asked to bring to the session copies of their board’s monitoring visits policy/ protocols and any proformas used to record written feedback to the rest of the board. These can be referred to and reflected upon during the workshop. Delegates will receive an email containing guidance and instructions ahead of the session.


All governors, trustees and local governors of schools and academies.


Marie Foley, Governance Training Officer


This course will be held in person at the Bolton Science and Technology Centre.


Pricing and Cancelation

Fees for this session are payable via the school budget and not by individual members of the governing board. If your governing board has signed up to the Governance Training Service Level Agreement, sessions are free of charge. Governors of governing boards who have not signed up to the Governance Training Service Level Agreement may attend for a fee of £90 per session.

If you are unable to attend a course, we ask that you please notify the Governance Services Team on 01204 332116 at the earliest opportunity and at least five working days prior to the course date to enable the place to be offered to others.

Cancellation fees will apply for non-attendance or if a place is cancelled by the delegate within five working days of the course date. Schools who have signed up to the Governance Training Service Level Agreement will be charged £25 for each cancellation within five days of the course. If your school has not signed up to the SLA the full course fee will be charged. Fees may be waived in exceptional circumstances. Please contact Marie Foley, Governance Training Officer on 01204 332116 or via email at



Price per session: Governance Training SLA/ £90 per session

Venue: Bolton Science and Technology Centre

Time: 10-12pm

Category: Training