A Forum for nominated Partnership governors of Bolton schools and academies. This session is free of charge for all schools and governors within the Bolton family. 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.
For further information and to reserve your place, or to request a recording of the spring term forum meeting, please contact Marie Ahmad, Governance Development Officer via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone on 01204 332104.