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 Richard Wharton:

T: 02392 899662

Governance Forms

If you know what you are looking for, click here for links to a complete list of governance forms or alternatively see below for more information about each one:

Appointing Foundation Governors - Maintained Schools

Foundation governors are usually nominated by the local parochial church council 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; the board must also ensure foundation governors have an up to date DBS disclosure.

If you are considering being nominated as a Foundation Governor, then the following notes will help you with your application:

The following form is for new governors:

All our current Foundation Governor vacancies are shown on the map below:

Re-appointment forms for Foundation Governors - Maintained Schools

If you wish to stand for another term of office, then please complete the following: