11th Oct 2021

Partnership Forum – Autumn 2021

A Forum for nominated Partnership governors of Bolton schools and academies. The Partnership Forums in Bolton aim to strengthen school governance by providing information about local and national initiatives and changes in government legislation. The forums help support effective communication between governing boards and the local authority and promote cohesive working within the Bolton family of schools. The forums are organised and facilitated by the Governance Services Team, with a strategic lead from within the Education and Learning Team.

Areas of focus for the autumn term are:

  • Update on Primary and Secondary Phase with an Ofsted Update (Strategic School Improvement Team)
  • School Place Planning Update (Ged Kelly, Children’s Services Capital Programme Manager)
  • Support for families who are new to the UK and speak English as an additional language (EAL) (Yousif Islam, Head of Service, Achievement, Cohesion and Integration Service (ACIS)

The meetings are held on a termly basis and the membership is based on attendance of one governor per primary school or academy.

Attendance is free of charge for all Bolton schools and academies.

We’re sorry but the Forum is now fully booked. A recording may be available after the event. Please contact Marie Ahmad, Governance Development Officer via email on if you would like access to the recording. Thank you.

Precautions for Covid-19

For all in person centre based training, please ensure that if you feel unwell before the course, you do not attend the training and contact the service as soon as possible. You should self-isolate immediately if you have:

  1. a new, continuous cough
  2. a high temperature,
  3. or a loss of or change in their normal sense of smell or taste

Coronavirus testing is available for anyone. To book an appointment visit Coronavirus Testing

Hand sanitiser will be available on entry to the centre and in all meeting rooms. High touch surfaces and meeting rooms will be disinfected frequently throughout the day. Rooms will be ventilated, so warm clothing is advised. The wearing of face coverings is optional. Numbers may be reduced to facilitate social distancing. 

Price per session: Free

Venue: Bolton Science and Technology Centre

Time: 6.30pm

Category: Partnership Forum