Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage
Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage


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

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:

St Albans Guide for Governors of C of E Schools October 2016

DfE Governance Handbook – January 2017

DfE Competency Framework for Governance – January 2017

The constitution of governing bodies of maintained schools – Statutory guidance for governing bodies of maintained schools and local authorities in England – August 2017

Please see our Courses pages for training we run for governors.

Church school governors – recommended reading

Please click here for current reading recommendations

Forms for notification of Chair of Governors etc.

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.



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