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Foundation Governor Appointments

foundation governors

The role of Foundation Governor is a vocational one. In John Chapter 13 we read this: 

“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” 

For all those who offer a vocation to governance in loving service of our school family – we are deeply grateful. This work supports that of the headteacher and staff, colleague governors, and makes a difference to the lives of children and young people. 

Please be assured of our prayers for all those who undertake this important task. 

Canon Carolyn Lewis
Diocesan Director of Education

 

Roles & responsibilities of a foundation governor

Please click HERE to read about the roles and responsibilities of a foundation governor.

finding foundation governors

DBE guidance on how to find the right foundation governors can be accessed HERE.

Parochial Parish Church Responsibilities

DBE guidance for PPC responsibilities when nominating foundation governors can be accessed HERE.

Appointment PROCESS

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The appointment process details the required stages for new Foundation Governor appointments and for those who have already completed a term(s).

The application form and the incumbent reference must be emailed to officeDBE@derby.anglican.org to enable the appropriate sub-committee of the Board of Education to consider the nomination.

 

The committee meets 3 times per year and there is no delegated authority. 
Please adhere to the timescales given below.

timescales

Having a gap in a term of office or a vacancy on the Governing Body can be inconvenient and may cause difficulties that can easily be avoided. It is important therefore to ensure that applications are submitted in good time so that they can be processed and approved without leaving a gap. The following dates are intended to clarify the timescales within which paperwork needs to be submitted and completed (i.e. with PCC approval, incumbent reference).1-2022

Academic Year 2022-2023

DBE meeting date 

Papers published 

Closing date for receipt of completed paperwork 

Include all nominations for terms of office ending 

12-Oct-2022

5-Oct-2022

21-Sep-2022

up to end of February 2023 

01-Feb-2023 

25-Jan-2023

11-Jan-2023

up to end of June 2023

10-May-2023 

03-May-2023 

19-Apr-2023

up to end of October 2023 

Academic Year 2021-2022

Academic Year 2021-2022

DBE meeting date 

Papers published 

Closing date for receipt of completed paperwork 

Include all nominations for terms of office ending 

2-Dec-2021 

25-Nov-2021 

11-Nov-2021 

up to end of January 2022 

31-Jan-2022 

24-Jan-2022 

10-Jan-2022 

up to end of June 2022 

29-Apr-2022 

22-Apr-2022 

8-Apr-2022 

up to end of October 2022 

Academic Year 2021-2022

close family members on the same governing body

Derby DBE policy is that appointing close family members on the same governing body is not allowed.  Access the full policy HERE.

Removal of a Foundation Governor

Access the policy HERE.

Ex Officio Clergy Governor Vacancies

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The application and reference form must be emailed to officeDBE@derby.anglican.org We will forward the form to the Archdeacon to consider the nomination.

If you still have questions after reading the guidance, please contact us for advice by emailing officeDBE@derby.anglican.org 

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