Become a Governor in a Catholic School

The Role

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.

 APPLY HERE: Click on the link to go to our online Governor Application Form.  You will need to read the Declarations document below before submitting your form.

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 

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.

Governor Vacancies

Are you a practising Catholic? Do you care about Catholic education? Can you commit to 10-12 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.

Current Vacancies:

Bedford: St Joseph’s & St Gregory’s Primary, Thomas More Secondary.

Buckinghamshire: St Peter’s Primary, Marlow, St Joseph’s Infants

Corby: St Patrick’s Primary

Kettering: No vacancies

Luton & Dunstable: St Margaret of Scotland Primary

Milton Keynes: St Mary Magdalene Primary

Northampton: St Mary’s & St Gregory’s Primary, The Good Shepherd Primary

Northamptonshire: St Mary’s Aston le Walls

Slough: St Ethelbert’s Primary, St Anthony’s Primary, St Joseph’s Secondary.

Contact us using the details at the top of the page for more information.

“Governance is an important ministry in the Church, we welcome people from all walks of life to apply”

Collette Curtis, director for schoolS