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St Pius X logo sGovernors of Catholic Schools provide our schools with a unique and wonderful support which is greatly appreciated. Indeed, the role of Governor is crucial for the further development of our schools and being a Foundation Governor is an important ministry within the Church.

A vacancy for Foundation Governor on the governing body of St Pius X Catholic High School has arisen, and expressions of interests are being sought from practising committed Catholics for the ministry.

The term of office is for four years from the date of appointment.

Foundation Governors are personally appointed by Bishop Ralph, Bishop of Hallam, to diocesan schools to represent his interests and those of the Catholic community as a whole.

The governors of a Catholic school work as a team, in close co-operation with the head teacher and all the staff. Foundation governors share the responsibilities of all governors:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

In addition to this, foundation governors are appointed specifically to ensure:

  • the religious character of the school is preserved
  • the school is conducted in accordance with its trust deed
  • the religious education curriculum is in accordance with the Bishop’s policy for this Diocese

The school would benefit from people who have the interests of students at heart and want to help them achieve their potential.

Anyone interested in the mission of foundation governor should not be put off by a lack of experience. Appropriate training is available during the period of service.

For more information about what being a foundation governor entails, and how to apply, please contact the Headteacher on 01709 767900.