Foundation Governors Appeal30th November 2018
Role and Responsibilities
Foundation Governors are committed to supporting education in a Catholic context. They are
appointed by the Archdiocese of Southwark to preserve and develop the Catholic ethos of the
school, academy, college and help to deliver outstanding spiritual, moral and learning outcomes for
children and young people.
Foundation Governors must be:
– practising Catholics in good standing with the Church
– over 18
As a requirement of the appointment process all governors will be required to consent to the carrying
out of any appropriate checks, including Disclosure and Barring Service checks (previously Criminal
Records Bureau Checks), in respect of eligibility/suitability to be appointed as a school governor.
The average Foundation Governor role will take a minimum of 10 hours per month (this can vary
depending on the school calendar or by events, such as an Ofsted inspection).
This commitment includes the minimum requirement of attending governor meetings and where necessary serving on a committee e.g. finance, resources etc.
Applicants must ensure they have the time, skills and experience necessary to fulfil their obligations
as a Foundation Governor for a term of 4 years.
Interested parties should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request additional information
regarding vacancies in our schools and academies.
In particular, we require governors for our academies in West Malling, Maidstone, Sheerness, Ashford, Sevenoaks and Folkestone.