A major focus of the Diocesan governance team is to support schools in identifying and recruiting skilled school governors to Church of England schools across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay.
Most schools will have a vacancy or two during the year. It is good practice for schools to consider any gaps in skills when looking for new governors. We are working hard to recruit new governors via our Be a Governor campaign which you might have seen in the local media.
The role of the governor has changed over the years but remains a pivotal part in the success of any school or academy. As a group, governors are now expected to be highly skilled in finance, business management, legal affairs, school improvement/curriculum, property management, marketing and lots more.
The Diocese appoints Foundation Governors to church schools. These governors have a particular responsibility to uphold the Christian foundation of the school by monitoring Christian distinctiveness and collective worship. They also play an important role in ensuring that there is a strong partnership between the school, church and community.
Commitments vary from school to school but will require time for preparation for and attendance at meetings plus visits to school.
If you are interested in serving as a governor, we would urge you to visit our Be a Governor pages to find out more. We’d love to hear from you and will support you every step of the way.