Becoming a foundation governor leaflet 1Presentation Transcript
Diocesan Contacts:Do you: Diocesan Education Office The Old Deanery • care about the education The Cloisters Exeter EX1 1HS children receive (01392) 294950 • want to make an important email@example.com contribution to your local Director of Education community Philip Mantell • enjoy a challenging and Admissions & Governance Advisers rewarding role, working as Christina Mabin firstname.lastname@example.org part of a team Cathy Slow email@example.com • want to help strengthen the link between schools Diocesan Education Officers Exeter Diocesan Board Penny Burnside and their communities, firstname.lastname@example.org of Education including parishes? Rev’d Richard Maudsley email@example.com Tatiana Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org Being a School Improvement & Organisation Manager Noel Fowler Church of England email@example.com Foundation Governor Executive Assistants Marilyn Pearce/Rachel Guyat firstname.lastname@example.org Administrators (Part-time) “Foundation Governors are appointed Valerie Black (Governance) email@example.com to Church Schools to be part of the Emma Fraser (Training) formal Christian presence on the firstname.lastname@example.org Governing Body.”
There are 131 CofE schools in the Governors are drawn (or should be) There are various types of governors,Diocese of Exeter in 3 local from every walk of life and will: depending by whom they areauthorities, Devon, Plymouth and appointed or elected, but all withTorbay. • be good listeners equal status, e.g. LA (Local Authority), • ask constructive rather than Parents, Staff, Community (appointedAll governors share the same confrontational questions by the governing body itself).responsibilities for the school that is • share their wider experience,to provide the best possible knowledge and skills for the In church schools there are alsoenvironment for children’s learning benefit of the school as a whole Foundation governors, who areand development, maintain and • be discreet, open-minded and fair appointed by the local church or theimprove the standards of the school, • work as part of a team, standing Diocese, and they especially seek torespect and involve parents. by collective decisions, even if not preserve and develop the Christian agreeing with them character of the school.Foundation governors are • give time to attend meetings (atrepresentatives of the Church of If you are interested in becoming a least once a term) and schoolEngland on the Governing Body. Their governor, please do speak to your occasionsrole is to ensure that the Christian local school or see contact details on • keep up-to-date with local andfoundation of the school is upheld by the back of this leaflet. national developments inendeavouring to cultivate respect for educationthe spiritual and moral beliefs of theChristian tradition and by seeking to • attend governor training – vital increate a community in which pupils “learning the ropes”.are cared for as individuals. As anactive Christian presence within the i.e. displaying Christian characteristicsschool they are a vital link between in the role of a school governor.parish and school, playing a uniquerole in strengthening and enriching thedynamic relationship between school,church and the wider community.