GovernanceBecome a Governor in a Catholic School
BE A MISSIONARY DISCIPLE
The role of a governing body is to operate at strategic level, ensuring that the Catholic vision and ethos of the school is upheld, holding the Headteacher and leadership team to account and overseeing the financial performance of the school. This is why Foundation Governors will always outnumber other governors. There is no magic formula about what makes a perfect Foundation Governor, they come from all walks of life and all ages. But it is important that each governing body has a good mix of skills, knowledge and experience.
The Education Service manages the process for the appointment of Foundation Governors on behalf of the bishop and provides support to governing bodies in carrying out their responsibilities.
Formatio Governor Training: The Catholic Education Service have launched new online training for governors and directors in Catholic schools. You can find all the details here. If you have any questions contact Debbie Main on firstname.lastname@example.org
Relationship & Sex Education Training: The Catholic Education Service has created and RSE E-Learning course, it is free and suitable for Governors, Directors and anyone in school who is interested in developing a clear understanding of the teaching of RSE in a Catholic school. For more information please contact email@example.com
Bespoke Governor Training can be sourced for your Governing Body or Board of Directors from our own teaching school; Inspirit Teaching School in Bedford. Have a look at their website for details.
Are you a practising Catholic? Do you care about Catholic education? Can you commit to 6 – 8 hours a month? If you think that you might make a good Foundation Governor, you should nominate yourself for consideration for appointment. You may already have been encouraged to nominate yourself by your Parish Priest, a Head Teacher, a Chair of Governors or someone else in the Catholic community.
Buckinghamshire: St Peter’s Primary, Marlow, St Joseph’s Infants, Aylesbury
Kettering: St Edward’s Primary Kettering
Milton Keynes: St Pauls Secondary
Northamptonshire: St Mary’s Aston le Walls, Our Lady’s Primary Wellingborough
Slough: No vacancies
“Governance is an important ministry in the Church, we welcome people from all walks of life to apply”