All schools have governing bodies made up of different categories of governors, all volunteers. All Church of England school governing bodies are made up of a combination of foundation governors, parent governors, staff governors, the head teacher (or equivalent), local authority governors and co-opted governors.
The exact number of governors in any school and their constituencies will be clearly shown in the school’s individual Instrument of Government. You do not have to have children at a school to be a governor, however, you do have to be over 18, and will be subject to a DBS check.
The main role of the governing body is to operate at a strategic level, leaving the head teacher and senior school leaders responsible and accountable to the governing body for the operational day-to-day running of the school.
Documentation and Guidance to Support Governors in Church Schools
Nominating Foundation Governors
Removal of Foundation Governors
Ex Officio role
Governor Guidance – VA Schools
Schools Admission code
Staffing and Employment Advice
The Foundation Governor Application form
Governor Monitoring and Support – Christian Character
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Church of England Vision for Education
Called Connected Committed
SIAMS Evaluation Schedule
Methodist Appendix for inter church schools
RE Statement of Entitlement
Mental Health and Well Being
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