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Holy Family

Catholic Primary School

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How to become a School Governor



Before you put yourself forward, talk to your employer. Many employers recognise the role of school governor as useful work experience and may offer paid leave for governor duties.

If you’re interested in becoming a governor, talk to the current chair of governors who leads the board who is Anne Wright. Anne can be contacted via the school.


When there’s a vacancy for a parent governor all parents will be informed, and you’ll have a chance to stand for election.


Unlike other types of governor, the primary purpose of the foundation governor is to ensure that a Catholic school is governed in accordance with the directives of the Bishop.  This is why it is the diocese that appoints foundation governors, not individual schools.  To be appointed as a foundation governor, a person must be willing to take decisions in the interest of Catholic education in the Diocese as a whole, rather than the interest of one particular school.  A foundation governor has to be a practising and committed Catholic, in communion with the church.


For a full list of current vacancies, and to apply, please contact Diane Jefferies in Essex Education Services (Governor Services team) on 033301 30770.