Governors play a vitally important role in our schools, contributing to school effectiveness, management and, if a foundation governor, maintaining the Christian ethos of the school. Through its Umbrella Trust, the Diocese also provides members, directors and governors for the diocese’s free schools and academies. If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to fulfil one of these roles, please contact Vicki Barrière on 01727 818170 or email email@example.com.
We are very grateful for the support given to our schools by their governors.
Please find below a guidance document and the current application form for the appointment of Foundation Governors:
DfE Governance Handbook – January 2017
DfE Competency Framework for Governance – January 2017
Governors and School Leaders: what we expect from each other (National Governors’ Association Guidance 2017)
The right people around the table – A guide to recruiting and retaining school governors and trustees (National Governors’ Association 2018)
Governance in Multi-Academy Trusts (National College)
Please see our Courses pages for training we run for governors.
Church school governors – recommended reading
Please click here for current reading recommendations
How to run an Academy School – Katie Paxton-Doggett, ICSA Publishing 2014 ISBN 978 1 86072 610 1
National Governors’ Association – Termly bulletin Spring 2016-17
For help and advice on governor-related issues, please contact Vicki Barrière (01727 818170).
We should appreciate it if Clerks could e-mail Vicki Barrière copies of Minutes of meetings of the full governing body, and of the heads’ reports.