Purpose of the Governing Body
In addition as a Church of England school, its Foundation Governors have responsibility for preserving, developing and safeguarding the Christian Ethos and religious character of the school and upholding the principles of the Trust Deed.
Foundation governors should undertake the following activities:
Report back to the Parish Church Council regularly on the work of the school with particular regard to the development of its Christian foundation
Ensure that the School Development Plan includes strategy for the development areas in respect of the school’s church school status
Be prepared to offer challenge and support to the school and parish as they strengthen their links
Undertake appropriate training e.g. Diocesan training for foundation governors
Foundation Governors also play an active part in supporting the Head Teacher in evaluating the school as a Church school. When SIAMS inspections take place foundation governors will be interviewed to ensure that they are fulfilling their role as a ‘critical friend’, committed to safeguarding the Christian Ethos of the school.