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 2020-21 academic year are detailed below. Nominated partnership governors or chairs of governors may book on the sessions by selecting ‘Further Information’.

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

Whilst social distancing measures continue to operate, and to ensure the safety of all service users and staff, the Partnership Forums will be held as a live virtual/webinar event. An event link will be sent to all those booked on the event in due course. 


 Partnership Forums
 Autumn Term
 Live Virtual / Webinar Event
 Monday 12 October 2020
 6.30pm to 8.30pm
 Spring Term
 Live Virtual / Webinar Event
 Monday 8 February 2021
 6.30pm to 8.30pm
 Summer Term
 Live Virtual / Webinar Event
 Monday 24 May 2021
 6.30pm to 8.30pm