Being a school governor has its challenges but can also be immensely rewarding. The role has changed over the years but it remains a pivotal part in the striving for the success of the school. Anyone becoming a governor is taking the opportunity to make a huge difference to the school and community.
There are no particularly qualifications required and anyone over 18 years of age can become a governor provided that they have the enthusiasm and willingness to learn, have time to give to the role and a capacity to work as part of a team. We seek people from different backgrounds with a wide range of professional and personal skills. Our christian values are important to us and we expect our governors to be supportive of these. The Diocese appoints foundation governors to church schools and these governors have a particular responsibility to uphold the christian foundation of the school by monitoring collective worship, christian ethos and distinctiveness and to develop and strengthen the partnership of school, church and community.
Commitments vary from school to school but will require time for preparation for and attendance at meetings plus visits to school.
We currently have schools with vacancies for foundation governors. If you are interested in becoming a governor please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating the area you are in (so that we can match you to a school not too far from you) and a brief summary of your skills and experience.