The Diocese of Ely Education Directorate

Governor Support

Training opportunities are offered regularly by members of the Schools Team, especially in relation to Church school distinctiveness and preparation for SIAMS Inspections, or the appointment of headteachers.  Officers will also support individual governing body working groups in school, or attend governing body meetings on request.


Shirley Hall for SIAMS and Church school distinctiveness training

Rachel Beeson for headteacher appointments and other governor support


Latest Governor News  There is a NEW requirement for DBS checks for all governors: enhanced DBS checks will shortly be mandatory for all governors. A copy of the instrument is available here SCHOOL_GOV_CONSTITUTION_AND_FEDERATIONS_AM_REGS_2016_204    Where a governor has been elected or appointed before 1st April 2016 and does not hold an enhanced DBS certificate, the governing body must apply for a certificate in respect of that governor by 1st September 2016. Where a governor is appointed or elected after 1st April 2016 and does not hold a DBS certificate, the governing body must apply for one within 21 days after his or her appointment or election.


Current Governor Training opportunities:

Training will be available late in the Spring Term 2018 once the new SIAMS has been launched.  Dates tbc.

Support Documentation

Governor Monitoring – for  the RE Subject Governor(s)

Governor Monitoring – for the Collective Worship Governor

Governor Monitoring – whole school ethos

Collective worship observation_sheet – this record sheet can be used by foundation governors as part of their monitoring of collective worship

Foundation Governor  Distinctiveness Toolkit

Appointing a Headteacher to your Church school

Skills Audit for use by Governing Bodies of  VA-VC Schools

DfE Governance_Handbook_Nov_2015