School Governance

Foundation Governors

The Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) greatly values the ministry of foundation governors who support, challenge and encourage their Church schools, and work co-operatively with the other school governors under the responsibilities as set out in the school's Trust Deed.

The Board recognises that local governors bring good knowledge of the school's community, and will seek nominations for new governors from the local parish and school. If you would like to apply to become a foundation governor, please see the DBE policy below and complete an application form which can be downloaded here.

Further information for foundation governors can be downloaded.

Training for Foundation Governors

The Board of Education offers regular training courses on topics such as the Roles and Responsibilities of a Church school governor, collective worship, RE and denominational inspections. These are either run at Bouverie Court, Northampton or online. 

Look at the Events Calendar  to see events currently scheduled.

Please note the DBE's policy for Foundation Governors

  • School staff (irrespective of the number of hours worked) cannot be appointed as Foundation governors

  • Spouses and partners should not be appointed to the same governing body

  • Foundation Governors must attend a "Roles and Responsibilities of a Church School Governor" training course before they can be appointed

  • Foundation Governors seeking re-appointment must attend a "Roles and Responsibilities of a Church School Governor" training course within the first year of their re-appointment

  • Foundation Governors should consider attending Peterborough Diocese training courses for governors as regularly as possible within their term of office; however they must have attended at least one session of Diocesan Church School training in addition to the Roles and Responsibilities course within their term of office to be eligible for re-appointment. For further information on governor eligibility, please download and read the document here.  For important further information on Foundation Governor Requirements and the Code of Conduct for Foundation Governors, please download and read the document here.

Please contact the Education office on 01604 887060 for further details.