The Governing Body is an essential leadership group within the school.
The Govering Body hold many statutory powers and have considerable authority regarding the strategic direction of a school.
In church schools the Governing Body and the Foundation Governors in particular also have a duty to ensure the school honours and develops its Christian foundation.
With power comes responsibility and the diocesan education team is on hand to support and advise any governor of a church school with regard to all the aspects of leadership and management.
The links below will provide information on many aspects of governorship. If you cannot see the heading you need please contact the education team and speak to Emily Fletcher on 02392 899 680 or email
Instrument of Government Calculator AIDED Schools
Instrument of Government Calculator CONTROLLED Schools
Federation Reconstitution Guidance
Two School Instrument of Government Calculator
Three School Instrument of Government Calculator
Example Committee Structure
The paper below is designed to assist leaders of church schools establish the core Christian Values to underpin the life of the school.
The basis of a church school - establishing and developing your core Christian values
This image shows how Christian values can sit at the root of a church school.