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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.

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 usually run in two venues across the diocese: Bouverie Court, Northampton, and in a variety of Church schools in the Peterborough / Oundle area.

Look at the Events Calendar on the right of this page to see events currently scheduled.

Flying Governors

The Board of Education holds a list of serving governors willing to work on other Church school governing bodies for limited periods of time to address particular issues. Any current serving governors who feel that they have the time and particular expertise to undertake this role are asked to contact the Diocesan Director of Education. For further information, please download and read the Flying Governor document here.

Please note: curent regulations do not allow any governor to sit on the governing body of more than two schools at the same time.

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

  • Governors should not be appointed to more than two governing bodies at any one time

  • 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 Reuirments and the Code of Conduct for Foundation Governors, please download and read the document here.


Please contact the Education office for further details.

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