School Governors

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Ensuring the good governance and strategic direction for our schools

Foundation Governor Information

Foundation Governors are needed for some of our Church Schools throughout the Diocese

Why not find out about becoming a Foundation Governor?

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?

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

Church of England Schools Foundation Governors

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

All Church of England Schools have Foundation Governors on the Governing Body - they have a special care for the school’s Christian character and this is why we do not want to have vacancies on Governing Bodies.

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.

Special points of interest:
  • No special qualifications are needed just some time and an interest in education.
  • All age groups welcome. The minimum age is 18
  • Training is provided for Governors through the LA and Diocese.
For further information

Contact Father Richard Peers
Director of Education

Diocesan Guidance for Governors

Guidance for Schools

Governor Information 2014

Download School Governor Information Form here, please return completed forms to St James' House, Liverpool, L1 7BY or email to Ann Goddard

Download Form

Governor nominations

If you would like to nominate a person to become a Foundation Governor. Please see the link below.

Nomination Form


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