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Foundation Governor Vacancies

We are currently looking to recruit two Foundation Governors to join our Governing Body.

Are you looking for a way to live out your faith and serve your local community at the same time?
If so, becoming a Foundation Governor could be just the thing for you. Foundation Governors play an important part in maintaining and developing the Catholic character of these schools.

Foundation Governors are appointed by the local Bishop specifically to preserve and develop the Catholic ethos of the school and represent the Bishop’s education policy (e.g. worship and religious education) to the governing body.
This is why Foundation Governors will always outnumber other governors. There is no magic formula about what makes a perfect Foundation Governor, they come from all walks of life and all ages. But it is important that each governing body has a good mix of skills, knowledge and experience.  Portsmouth Diocese manages the process for the appointment of Foundation Governors and provides support to governing bodies in carrying out their responsibilities.

The process, application form and Ministry of Governance, are on the Diocesan website. Please follow the link for further details: Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth - Governance.

When an application arrives in the Department for Schools Governance office, consultations and religious references will be undertaken, whether or not they are for a new applicant or a foundation governor re-applying.

Information for Prospective Foundation Governors

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 01 Foundation Governor Nomination Form V3 Updated Dec 2020 Printable Version.docxDownload
 CES Being a Foundation Governor.pdfDownload
 Fact Sheet for those interested in Foundation Governors - May 2018.docDownload
 Guidance for Potential Foundation Governors - May 2018.docxDownload
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Information for Foundation Governors

There is an established process for the recruitment and appointment of foundation governors in the Diocese and as you are aware, carrying out the administrative task associated with the process does take a considerable time to complete.

It is important that the School’s Instrument of Government, a legal document, is adhered to, and in particular, the specific requirements regarding the number of foundation governors that, at the time of appointment, are eligible as parent foundation governors.

It cannot be assumed that a foundation governor who indicates a willingness to be re-appointed will automatically be re-appointed.

Should they wish to be considered for re-appointment they will be asked to complete a reply slip and a signed declaration, indicating any change in personal circumstances. In addition they can provide a new supporting statement if they so wish.

A parent foundation governor whose child no longer attends the school will not be eligible for re-appointment. However they may wish to apply to serve as a foundation governor. Those governors who do not wish to be reconsidered, we would appreciate that they still complete the relevant reply slip. The Bishop automatically re-appoints the Parish Priest who is a member of a governing body.

The process, application form and Ministry of Governance, are on the Diocesan website. Please follow the link for further details: Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth - Governance.

When an application arrives in the Department for Schools Governance office, consultations and religious references will be undertaken, whether or not they are for a new applicant or a foundation governor re-applying.

Useful Information

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 DPO 4 - Governors GDPR Compliance Statement.pdfDownload
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