Foundation Governors

The key task of a Foundation Governor is to secure, develop and maintain the religious character of the school, namely its Christian distinctiveness

Foundation Governors have a key role in addition to the responsibilities of any governor. Their key task is to secure, develop and maintain the religious character of the school, namely its Christian distinctiveness.

Responsibilities

Their responsibilities will include:

  • Preserving the links between Church, School and Diocese
  • Taking an active role in the SIAMS process
  • Ensuring that collective worship and religious education at the school are appropriately monitored
  • Ensuring that collective worship and religious education at the school follow the appropriate guidelines and/or syllabus
  • Bringing to the attention of the Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) any matters requiring their attention regarding the school
  • Ensuring that the Christian ethos of the school is encouraged throughout its community and is reflected in its policies and protocols, the curriculum and activities
  • Ensuring that their own attitudes and behaviour in relation to the school reflect its Christian ethos.

Further information about the nomination of Foundation Governors and the appointment process, can be found here

Guidelines for the Nomination of Foundation Governors 

Guidance for Schools raising issues about Foundation Governors

Foundation Governor Nomination form

This form should be completed by the nominee for all Foundation Governor nominations.

Nomination Form for Foundation Governors

Foundation Governor Supporting Statement Forms

To be completed by the incumbent or PCC member:

Church supporting statement

To be completed by the headteacher: 

School / Federation supporting statement

To be completed by the Chair of Governors: 

Governing Body supporting statement

Once completed and signed, nomination and supporting statement forms should be emailed to:

Education Support Officer at education@chelmsford.anglican.org

Queries

If you have any queries, please contact Jill Smylie, Education Support Officer on 01245 294441.