School Governors

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Ensuring the good governance and strategic direction for our schools

Church of England Schools Foundation Governors

Governors have a special role, providing a vital link between school, church and community. They bring a wide range of expertise, life experiences, enthusiasm and energy to the schools they serve.

All Church of England Schools have Foundation Governors on their Governing Body - they have a special care for the school’s Christian character. 

There are four categories of Church School:
  • Academies
  • Voluntary Aided
  • Voluntary Controlled
  • Foundation.
The responsibilities vary according to the category of school but the roles are similar.

Foundation Governor Information

Foundation Governors are needed for some of our Church Schools throughout the Diocese
The General Synod and the Archbishops’ Council have stated that ‘Church Schools stand at the centre of the Church’s mission to the nation.’ This means that Church Schools stand alongside the Parish Church as an integral part of the parish community.
  • Are you interested in education?
  • Have you got some spare time?
  • Do you have relevant experience or transferable skills?

If the answer to these questions is YES, why not become a Foundation Governor?

Special points of interest
  • All age groups welcome.
  • The minimum age is 18.
  • Training is provided for Governors through the LA and Diocese.

For further information contact

Liam Eaglestone
Diocesan Schools' Adviser (Governance and Admissions)