The Governing Board is an essential leadership group within a school.They have considerable statutory powers regarding the strategic direction of a school.
In church schools the Governing Board, and the Foundation Governors in particular, have a duty to ensure the school upholds and develops its distinctive Christian character.
With power comes responsibility and the diocesan education team is on hand to support and advise any governor of a church school with regard to any aspect of leadership and management.
The links below will provide information on many aspects of governance. If you need any additional information, then please do not hesitate to contact the Governance Coordinator - Sharon Brueton
T: 02392 899651
Appointing Foundation Governors - Maintained Schools
Foundation governors are nominated by either the local parochial church council or deanery synod and appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education for a four year term of office.
The Board of Education formally appoints foundation governors and must be assured all foundation governor have the skills needed by the governing body to ensure the success of the school.
If you are considering being nominated as a Foundation Governor, click here for the Notes of Guidance.
Re-appointment forms for Foundation Governors - Maintained Schools
Click below for the re-appointment form for Foundation Governors for:
- Latest Governance handbook and competency framework*
(*Links directly to gov.uk website)