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7th Feb 2022

Partnership Forum – Spring 2022 (Live Teams Virtual Session)

A Forum for nominated Partnership governors and trustees of Bolton schools and academies. This session is free of charge.  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.

The aims and objectives of the forum are:

  • To raise standards in schools through excellence in governance
  • To be consulted by and work effectively with local authority officers to gain knowledge and information to assist governors in their strategic role
  • To provide an effective, collective and representative voice for governors of schools and academies
  • To develop and share good practice in governance
  • To provide governors with access to training and development opportunities
  • To develop links between individual and groups of governors

The meetings are held on a termly basis and membership is based on attendance of one nominated governor/trustee per school – the ‘Partnership Governor’. If the Partnership Governor is unable to attend any of the meetings, a substitute governor/trustee may take their place.

The areas of focus for the Spring term session are:

  • An update on the role of Bolton’s Virtual School and scope of its work.
  • Lindsey Nelson, Virtual School Head, Bolton’s Virtual School.
  • An overview of the work of the Internal Audit Team
  •  Judith Smith, Principal Auditor, Internal Audit and Service Development Team

 Numbers may be reduced to facilitate social distancing. A recording of the presentations can be made available upon request.

Due to the current Government COVID Measures, we will not be holding the face to face session as planned but instead hold a  Live Teams Event.  A Q&A function will be available and a link to the session will be sent to all those booked onto the briefing by Friday 4 February 2022.

The recording of the live event will be made available via the Governance Gateway and may be viewed at your leisure.

If you prefer to watch a video of this event, please complete the booking for Video Event

Price per session: Free

Venue: Virtual Live Teams Session

Time: 6.30pm

Category: Partnership Forum