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Foundation Governor Vacancies.

If you know of someone else who may be interested in becoming a foundation governor, please pass this information on to them.

Could you become a Foundation Governor?

Do you:

  • Care about children and education
  • Enjoy making a difference
  • Like a challenge
  • Have a commitment to Christian Distinctiveness?

If so, you could become a foundation governor.

What is a foundation governor?

Foundation Governors have a particular responsibility within Church Schools to preserve and develop the Christian character and ethos of the school and to build the community of schools throughout the Diocese.

Foundation Governors are normally practising Christians, but as a school governor, a Foundation Governor is more than a Church representative. They are a full governor with an equal share of the responsibility for things such as: supporting the school; developing the school improvement plan; making budgetary decisions; holding the headteacher to account; and monitoring the implementation of school policies. It is therefore necessary for all governors to have some skills which can support these responsibilities.


What qualities do I need to become a foundation governor?

A foundation governor at a Church school should be a Christian. However, you do not need to be an education professional and in fact it is useful for governors to have skills from other areas of life, for example financial, legal, HR, or health and safety.

What will I be asked to do as a foundation governor?

You should expect to:

  • take part in regular governors meetings, often six times a year with extra committee meetings
  • sit on occasional appointments panels or panels that handle staff or pupil discipline issues or complaints against the school
  • take part in the school visits programme arranged for governors
  • undertake governor training as appropriate.


How do I become a school governor?

If you would like to find out more about being a foundation governor please contact