Partnership Forums

Partnership Forums

The Partnership Forums in Bolton aim to strengthen governance by providing information about local and national initiatives and changes in government legislation. The forums help support effective communication between governing and trust boards and the local authority and promote cohesive working within the Bolton family of schools and academies.

The forums are organised and facilitated by the Governance Development Officer, with a strategic lead from within the Education Improvement Team.

The aims and objectives of the forums 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 roles.
  • To provide an effective, collective and representative voice for governors and trustees of schools and academies
  • To develop and share good practice in governance.
  • To keep governors up to date and informed about local and national initiatives.
  • To provide governors with access to training and development opportunities.
  • To develop links between individual and groups of governors and trustees.

The  Partnership Forums are held on a termly basis at the Bolton Science and Technology Centre and the membership is based on attendance of one governor per school – the ‘partnership governor’.  If the partnership governor is unable to attend any of the meetings, a substitute governor may attend in their place. Attendance is free of charge for all Bolton schools and academies.

The Partnership Forums for the 2023-24 academic year are detailed below.

If governors and trustees have suggestions for future topics, please contact our Governance Development Officer on 01204 332104 or via email at


 Partnership Forums
 Summer Term
 In Person / Recording*
 Monday 20 May 2024
 6.30pm to 8.30pm

* A recorded video option is available for this event. This includes audio delivery alongside the PowerPoint slides. If you are unable to attend the in person event and wish to receive the recorded video, please note ‘RECORDING’ in the special requirements field of your booking.