Governor Information
Information for Governors and those interested in becoming a Governor can be found here.
Do you want to be a Governor?

Governors support the work of our 190 Church Schools within the Diocese using their skills to make a difference in their local school and community.

Before becoming a Governor you must read the guidelines to discover what’s involved.


Hear first hand experiences and stories from our current governors.

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Discover more about the guidelines and process involved in the nomination process


A document filled with advice and guidance on staff being a Foundation Governor.


A document to help you through the principles for the appointment of a Foundation Governor.


We are always looking for appropriate foundation governors to serve in our schools. If you feel like you have the right skills, knowledge and commitment to serve as a foundation governor, but don’t have a specific school in mind, then please contact us using the form below to be added to our pool of talent.

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Nomination Form

If you feel you would be suitable to be a Governor at a particular school, or would like to run again, please complete the form below and submit it a full term before you are required to take up your position. Please note that it is a legal requirement to complete a DBS check within 28 days of being appointed.

Effective Governing Boards

Discover how to maintain and equip healthy and effective governing boards.

The Board of Education runs a series of training events for governors throughout the year on various relevant subjects. Click the button below to find out more about the courses that are currently planned and to book on to a course.

Discover BDBE Courses and Events

Discover LCC Courses and Events

This handbook contains all the relevant information for foundation governors. We strongly encourage all foundation governors to read the handbook shortly after appointment.


This important document sets out the manner in which governing boards and individual governors should behave with respect to their responsibilities. It is important that all governors sign the code of conduct immediately upon appointment. Click the button below to download the document.


Governing boards are encouraged periodically to assess their effectiveness; this is best done through a series of questions and can be done with an external facilitator if appropriate. Click the link above to download the document.

Self Evaluation

Skills Audit

Thinking Governance is a tool designed and tested by the Church of England Education Office which helps governing boards consider the strategic vision, mission and direction of the school, and puts it into a succinct action plan. Click the link above to download the document.

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Model terms of reference for governing boards and their sub committees can be found here. Click the button below to download the document.


Data is a minefield, it’s hard for schools leaders to find their way through it all, but for many governors it is often difficult to understand and interpret. And yet it’s vital that governors have a sound working knowledge of school data. This document gives a step by step guide to help Governors better understand data in primary schools.


Before you remove a governor you must read the following document in order to make sure correct procedures have been followed.


Other Information

Additional documents to equip you.

Church of England Vision Statement

Take a look at the Church of England Vision statement for Education.

Working Together

A statement of guidance from Bishop Julian and Stephen Whittaker on churches and schools working together.

Get in touch...

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or would like to talk things through with us.