Liverpool Archdiocese are currently recruiting Foundation Governors for schools.
- interested in young people and keen to make sure young people in our Catholic schools get the best possible education?
- keen to make sure that our schools are helping young people to become followers of Jesus?
- keen to ensure our schools are offering high quality teaching and learning in a safe, happy and Christian environment?
If so you can become a foundation governor.
- You need to be a practising Catholic who can offer energy, experience and fresh ideas.
- You need to have interest, enthusiasm and time but do not need to have any particular expertise or special qualifications
- Training will be offered
School Foundation Governors Are Appointed For Four Years
Governors work as a team to support, challenge and decide what's best for the school, the pupils and staff. They are responsible for how the school performs and for raising standards. Their priority is to:
- Preserve and develop the religious character of the school
- Maintain and improve standards
- Appoint the Headteacher and staff
- Monitor the curriculum
- Plan the school's future direction
- Decide the best way to spend the school budget
Governing Bodies usually meet at least once each term with extra meetings to deal with:
- Finance and staffing
- Curriculum and Special Needs
Foundation Governors are appointed by the Archbishop to assist him by sustaining and developing the Catholic ethos and distinctive Catholic nature of the school in which they serve.
Whilst it may not always be possible to find an appointment within your own parish, there are many areas that require foundation governors. We have 240 schools in 8 Local Authorities
Become a School Governor:
If you are keen to become foundation governor in a Catholic school and would like more information please complete the reply slip in this brochure and return it to:
Archdiocesan Schools Department
Liverpool L17 1AA
Archdiocesan Schools Department: 0151 522 1071