Exeter Diocesan Board of Education has a dedicated team and long term relationships with School and Academy Governing Boards.  We offer specialist advice and guidance on a wide range of issues specific to the governance of Church of England Schools.  We also offer training courses to Governors, Directors, Members and Clerks, and are happy to provide bespoke training for your school or academy’s needs.

The appointment of all Foundation Governors is undertaken via the Exeter Diocesan Board of Education.  The appointment of Foundation Directors within Academy Trusts is undertaken via the Exeter Diocesan Education Network (EDEN).

Please contact us if you have any queries or requirements or require the information on this page in a different format, and we shall be happy to assist you.

Key Contacts:

Christina Mabin, Diocesan Education Adviser – Governance, Admissions and School Organisation
Tel: 01392 294 939
Mobile: 07966 652587
Email: Christina Mabin

Foundation Governor Appointments
Alex Mihnovits, Education Administrative Officer Tel: 01392 294 950  or  Mobile: 07399 937712
Email:  Alex Mihnovits

For queries from VA schools, VC schools and Federations please email

For queries from Academies and Trusts please email

Information for governors and clerks:

Contact / change of details of the Governing Board Form

2023 Ex-Officio Foundation Governor Application Form

2024 Foundation Director New Appointment Form

2024 Foundation Director reappointment Form

2024 Foundation Governor New Appointment Form – maintained schools and Federations

2024 Foundation Governor Reappointment Form – maintained schools and Federations

Policy on Foundation Governors in Church of England Voluntary Aided (VA) and Voluntary Controlled (VC) schools

Model Code of Conduct Exeter Diocese 2021

Thinking Governance Programme Flyer

Governance in Multi Academy Trusts

Recruiting Foundation Governors information sheet


Guidance – Complaints against Governors

Useful links

Latest version of the Governance Handbook, Competency Framework for Governors and Competency Framework for Clerks

Church of England Vision for Education

Ofsted Guidance for Maintained schools

Church of England Education Office guidance for SIAMS inspections

Academies Trust Handbook