Please find below the resources for your particular area:
- Go-Governance Newsletters
- Diocesan Guidance
- Schools Capital Funding
- Service Level Agreement
You can apply online to be a School Governor
Would you like to know about being a Foundation 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 details of the schools within the Diocese that currently have vacancies for Foundation Governors (and also for MAT Directors), see our Schools with Governor Vacancies and MAT Director Vacancies If you have any queries about the Foundation Governor role, please contact Bill McEntee, Governance Officer firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07710094976.
You can apply online to be a 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 email@example.com or on 07710094976.
If you would like to apply to be a new Director at a Catholic Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) within the Clifton Diocese, please complete our:
Two new Multi Academy Trusts in Clifton Diocese
Two new Catholic Educational Multi Academy Trusts opened 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 3 Catholic Primary Schools in Bristol and North Somerset
Both 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 Newman MAT Directors Application Pack or for Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust visit Vacancies | Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust (thedcet.com) for further details and how to apply.
Calling Chartered Accountants!
The Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust (thedcet.com) is seeking a qualified and experienced Chartered Accountant to join their Trust Board of Directors. The Board is the accountable body of the Trust for the educational and financial performance of all its schools. Amongst their wider functions, directors approve and scrutinise budgets and accounts of the Trust overall and the individual schools within the Trust to ensure financial probity and legal compliance with Company and Charity Law, as well as general directorship of the Trust. This is a good opportunity to use your skills and experience to help support Catholic schools and their pupils. For further information, please contact Bill McEntee, Governance Office, Clifton Diocese via firstname.lastname@example.org or 07710094976
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 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.