30th Nov 2023

Attendance – Widening the Governance Lens: Course A

Overview of Learning


This session will provide Governors and Trustees the opportunity to reflect on attendance and its impact on disadvantaged learners. The trainer, Imtiaz Kala, is an experienced Local Authority attendance manager & EWO, who also has experience as a Safeguard Governor. Delegates will review legislation, Ofsted requirements, KCSIE, and use of attendance data, reflecting on how they can work with their schools when visiting or at governor meetings. Questioning skills will be practiced using the example of Covid and Mental Health. Delegates should have access to their school Attendance Policy and bring to the session to contextualise their learning. (Selina Bayliss from Bolton Children’s services will also be present linking in the local arrangements around attendance.)


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



Imtiaz Kala, Independent External Trainer and Selina Bayliss, Service Manager, Early Intervention Service.


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: 2-4pm

Category: Training