Are you interested in becoming a Foundation Governor?

Christian ministry takes many forms and church school governance is a rewarding part of the church’s mission. Candidates don’t need to be Anglicans – other denominations are welcome. You don’t need to be an educationalist – training is provided. School governing bodies need experience from all walks of life.

Are you interested in becoming a Foundation Governor? Listen to some of the experiences of our Foundation Governors and how their governance work has helped them develop their Christian mission.

Click here to listen to some of our Foundation Governors talking about their missional experience working with a school governing body.

What is involved?

  • A willingness to commit to the role;
  • Reading papers and researching ahead of meetings;
  • Questioning in a professional and respectful way in order to hold the school to account;
  • Challenging and supporting in equal measure;
  • Ensuring children within the school develop both academically and spiritually within a distinctively Christian ethos:
  • Using your skills to support the school team

See the resources linked below for more information.

If you would like to know more please email  We look forward to hearing from you!



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