The Chichester Board of Education works closely with the governing bodies in our church schools and we are grateful for the time that our governors give to this important role.
We offer support and advice (NEW designated Governors email address) covering a wide range of aspects of governance, particularly with foundation governors and their appointment.
We provide training for governors as well as further training on specific aspects of church school governance. All 2019-20 governor training to come.
The latest Foundation Governors Nomination Form and Code of Conduct (Updated May 2019) must be used for all new and renewal foundation governor applications.
Memorandum of Understanding between the National Society and the Department of Education.
For a collection of the latest documents on Local Authority Maintained Schools: Governance go here.
The government has passed new regulations for governors which come into force on 18th March 2016
The Regulations state:
DBS checks and Governors:
By 1 Sept 2016 all maintained school governing bodies to have applied for enhanced check on all serving governors who do not have one.
By 1 April 2016 all maintained school governing bodies to apply for enhanced check on any newly appointed governor within 21 days of appointment.
Self Review Questions for governing bodies taken from Church of England Embracing Change - rural and small schools March 2018
GOVERNORS’ NEW TO CHURCH SCHOOLS
All Governors' New to Church School Training from 17.00 to 19.00
Monday 21 October 2019 - Church House, Hove
November 2019 - East
Tuesday 14 November 2019 - Dresden Room, Canons Place, Chichester
Tuesday 10 March2020 - Church House, Hove
Wednesday 1 July 2020 - Church House, Hove
June 2020 - East
Monday 22 June 2020 - Dresden Room, Canons Place, Chichester
BEING AN EFFECTIVE CHURCH SCHOOL GOVERNOR
Monday 9 December 2019;
Tuesday 19 May 2020, 17.00 – 19.00 Church House, Hove
NEW TO CHAIRING A CHURCH SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY
Tuesday 9 June 2020, 17.00 – 19.00, Church House, Hove
GOVERNORS’ NETWORK BRIEFING
Tuesday 16 June 2020, 18.00 – 19.30, Bishop Hannington Memorial Church, Hove
NEW TO CLERKING A CHURCH SCHOOL GOVERNING BOARD
Monday 25 November 2019,10.00 – 12.00, Church House, Hove
Wednesday 6 May 2020, 15.00 -17.00, Church House, Hove