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Being a school governor is an honour.  You are given the opportunity to give back and make a difference to the young people in the school you serve.  School Governors do not need to be education experts and they can come from all walks of life.  They just need to listen, think and ask questions.

Foundation Governors are appointed in the name of the Bishop and form the majority of the governing body of a Catholic School.  They have a legal duty to preserve and develop the Catholic character of the school and to ensure that the school is conducted in accordance with its trust deed.

Some of the responsibilities of being a governor include monitoring the financial performance of the school, ensuring the school funds are well spent, assisting in holding the headteacher/school leaders to account and supporting the school with its strategic direction / ethos.   Governors are normally required to attend a few meetings every year depending on the school’s situation.  The average governor’s role will take up about 10-12 hours a month (meetings included).

The ministry of Foundation Governor is an important one, because the Catholic character of our schools depends on committed Catholics being willing to undertake this service. The Bishop is therefore very appreciative of all those who offer to assist him in this vital task.

Should you be interested in becoming a governor of one of our schools please contact