Please find below the resources for your particular area:
- Go-Governance Newsletters
- Diocesan Guidance
- DfE & CES
- The Year of Communion
- 'The God who Speaks'
- Admission Appeals
- Schools Capital Funding
You can apply online to be a School Governor
If you would like to apply to be a new Foundation Governor at a school within the Diocese, please complete our New Governor Nomination Form and the ‘DBS Self Declaration Form’ below.
If you are already a governor and wish to apply for another term of office at the same school, please complete our Renewing Governor Form and the ‘DBS Self Declaration Form’ below.
If you are a Priest or Deacon within the Diocese, please complete our Clergy Nomination Form and the ‘DBS Self Declaration Form’ below.
In addition to one of the above forms, the DBS Self Declaration Form must also be completed by all candidates.
For information about the role, please see our Could you be a School Governor leaflet.
For details of the schools within the Diocese that currently have vacancies for Foundation Governors, see our list. Schools with Governor Vacancies as at 21 July 2021
If you have any queries about the Foundation Governor role, please contact Bill McEntee, Governance Officer email@example.com or on 07710094976.
You can also apply online to be a Foundation Director at a Catholic Multi Academy Trust. To know more about the role of a Director in a Catholic Multi Academy Trust within the Diocese, please see our Director Role Description & Person Specification. If you have any queries about the Foundation Director role at a Multi Academy Trust, please contact Bill McEntee, Governance Officer firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07710094976.
If you would like to apply to be a new Foundation Director at a Catholic Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) within the Clifton Diocese, please complete our:
Two new Multi Academy Trusts in Clifton Diocese
It has been proposed that two new Catholic Educational Multi Academy Trusts open on 1 March 2022. These are:
– The Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust – consisting of 6 Catholic Primary Schools in Somerset and North Somerset
– The Cardinal Newman Catholic Educational Trust – consisting of 9 Catholic Primary Schools in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
Both of these Trusts are looking to recruit more Directors to join their newly formed Trust Boards. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the first Multi Academy Trusts within Clifton Diocese. If you have enthusiasm and commitment, can take a strategic view and wish to support and sustain Catholic education, then you can make a valuable contribution to the governing board of one of these new Multi Academy Trusts. It also provides the opportunity to use your life/work skills and experience, to provide the best possible education for the children in our schools. Please see the Dunstan Director Pack and/or the Newman Director Pack for further details and how to apply. Closing date for applications for both Trusts is 12.00 noon on Tuesday 31 August.
Clerk to Governors
One way to support Catholic education in the Diocese, is to become a ‘Clerk to Governors’ for the governing body of one of our schools. For details of the schools within the Diocese that currently have a vacancy for a Clerk to Governors, see our Schools with Clerk to Governor Vacancies as at 21st July list.
Related Documents for Schools
Governor Training – Governors of Catholic Schools free online training
The Catholic Education Service (CES) has developed online training modules to support all governors, that are free to enrol for and complete.
The first two modules ‘An Introduction to Catholic Education’ and ‘The Environment and Language of Catholic Education’ are on the CES Formatio Virtual Learning Environment website: http://formatio-ces.org/moodle/login/index.php. This training can be undertaken in the comfort of your own home at a convenient time for you and all governors are encouraged to undertake it to help them in their governor role.