Appointment of Foundation Governors


We are looking for practising Catholics who want to support Catholic education by becoming Foundation Governors at our Catholic schools and academies.

Foundation Governors are entrusted by the Bishop with the ministry of school governance to act in recognition of the love of Christ for all members of the school community and one another. They have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education acting as 'critical friends' for the school leadership team and setting the strategic direction of the school.

We presently have opportunities for people to become Foundation Governors in many of our schools and academies. We, therefore, need to locate people who are willing to become Foundation Governors as soon as possible.

Most people find being a governor to be intensely rewarding. It is a joy and a gift to contribute to the ministry of the Church by making our schools successful and to ensure that children are provided with a supportive environment within which they can learn and grow in Christ.

Information on the role of the Foundation Governor is included in the Local Governing Body Handbook which you can access through the link below. This document provides background to our Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Nottingham, the Catholic Multi Academy Trusts they are part of and the roles and responsibilities of the Trust Board Directors and the Local School Governors. It also sets out details of the training that is provided to new and existing governors to support them in their role and how to access the training.

Neil Weightman neil.weightman@nottingham-des.org.uk / 01332 293 833 x211

Julie Sweeney julie.sweeney@nottingham-des.org.uk / 01332 293 833 x202

Local Governing Body Handbook


Self-Nomination Form