All 71 Church of England schools and academies across the Diocese have church governor or trustee representation on their governing bodies. All church governors and trustees have a responsibility to ensure that church schools and academies are places of distinctive character, where the Christian faith is alive and practised. Alongside other school and academy governors they work to ensure good educational and pastoral standards, acting as a ‘critical friend’, helping & supporting the staff, but also monitoring and asking challenging questions where necessary.
Recruitment of Church Governors & Trustees
Church of England schools and academies make a special contribution to the Diocesan vision by
• engaging young people in Living Worship
• providing a context to explore faith and for Growing Disciples
• Seeking Justice by striving to offer an excellent education for young people from all backgrounds
You can help deliver the Diocesan vision by becoming a governor or trustee at an academy or church school. The Diocese is currently seeking to recruit committed Christians (Anglican and Ecumenical partners) who are willing to offer their time, skills and experience as governors or trustees at their local Church of England schools and academies.
What is involved in becoming a church governor or trustee?
Click here to download our governor recruitment leaflet
If you feel you could serve in this capacity, then please contact Alison Jacobson, Governance Officer at the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham.
Dicoesan Governance Officer
Tel: 01636 814504
Appointment of Church Governors & Trustees
If you are a church school or academy involved in recruiting, appointing or reappointing church governors & Trustees then please feel free to contact Alison Jacobson, Governance Officer at the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham. Alison’s role is to support each church school & academy through their own particular appointment process and help them to maintain a full complement of church governors.
Diocesan Governance Officer
Tel: 01636 814504
Please be aware that the Governance Officer at the Diocese and Governor Services within the Local Authority need to be notified of any changes in status – resignations, retirements, appointments or reappointments – to church governors & trustees across the Diocese.
Removal of a Foundation Governor
Please click below for the Board of Education’s policy document (approved May 2013)