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INTERESTED IN BECOMING A FOUNDATION GOVERNOR?
The Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust is seeking persons to volunteer as Foundation Governors to serve on school Academy Councils. Being a Governor can be a worthwhile and rewarding experience.
Currently, there are vacancies at the following schools: St Ignatius Catholic Primary (Ossett), St Joseph’s Catholic Primary (Moorthorpe), English Martyrs Catholic Primary (Wakefield), Holy Family & St Michael’s Catholic Primary (Pontefract), St Thomas a Becket Catholic Secondary School (Wakefield), St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School & Sixth Form College (Featherstone), Sacred Heart Catholic Primary (Hemsworth).
What is a Foundation Governor?
They are appointed by the local Bishop.
They represent the Bishop’s education policy to the Academy Council.
They preserve and develop the Catholic ethos of the school.
What do Foundation Governors Do?
Operate at a strategic level, ensuring that the Catholic vision and character of the school is upheld.
Support the Trust Board in delivering its Strategic Plan at a local level.
Hold the Headteacher and leadership team to account for the educational performance of the school.
Oversee the financial performance of the school within the agreed budget.
Actively embrace parental, staff and community engagement to raise the profile of the school.
What are the time commitments and responsibilities?
The time commitment could be up to 12 hours per term, although it can vary depending on the number of meetings held and events such as an Ofsted inspection.
Governors are expected to attend all meetings. Meetings of the full Academy Council are generally held each half-term. There may be additional committee/working group meetings to discuss specific matters e.g. staffing, pupil admissions, curriculum.
Training is available both face-to-face and online. It is strongly recommended that Governors access at least one training event each year; more if possible.
Who can be a Foundation Governor?
All Foundation Governors must be 18 years of age or over.
To be a Foundation Governor, you must be a practising Catholic.
Good Academy Councils have a wide range of skills and experiences.
The application process
Contact Claire Thomas, Trust Governance Manager for an application form at email@example.com or telephone 01924 802285
Fill in the application form and send it to the Diocese of Leeds for processing.
Wait to hear back from the Diocese.