School Governance

School Governing Bodies

The following Board of Education documents provide support to governing bodies.

The distinctiveness of Chuch Schools

Foundation Governors

Governors new to Church Schools – Principles for Governance  
Visits and Monitoring the Curriculum

DfE Governors' Handbook 
Changes that reduce the burden on maintained school governors

Diocesan Guidance to Schools on the Reconstituation of Governing Bodies (July 2014)

Change of status

Changing School Status - Voluntary Controlled to Voluntary Aided and Trust Schools

Schools wanting to investigate the possibility of changing status to Voluntary Aided or seeking Academy status should contact Helen Tyler for advice and guidance. Both Controlled and Aided schools will need to gain the permission of the Board of Education before a change to Academy status can be achieved. 

Useful information can also be found on The National Society website.