Diocese of Chichester Education


Welcome to Church School Governance in the Diocese of Chichester

As a Diocese we very much appreciate the significant role and huge contribution that all Church School Governors make to our Church of England Schools.

Governors are there to ensure that all pupils receive a high standard of education and high-level of support for their well-being, thus enabling every individual child and young person to reach their full potential in life.

Foundation governors make a particular contribution to the effectiveness of our schools through maintaining and developing the Christian distinctiveness of the school, building strong links with the local Church and parish and offering support and appropriate challenge to school leaders.

As an Education Team we are here to support you and offer training and advice covering a wide range of aspects of governance and leadership in Church schools.

Please follow the link for the latest information on Governor Training

Please do get in touch: schoolgovernors@chichester.anglican.org  
Mike Simmonds Schools Governance Officer: mike.simmonds@chichester.anglican.org
Michelle Perry Governance Support Administrator: michelle.perry@chichester.anglican.org

Governing Body Information Request Form in WORD format found here.

The Governance Handbook
Academy Trusts and Maintained Schools  
The DfE updated and published the Handbook on 8th October 2020

What Maintained Schools Must Publish Online   
The Government has updated (August 2020) the document: What maintained schools must publish online

The NGA have recently published the following document which will be of interest to governors: NGA Governing in unprecedented times September 2020

The latest forms must be used for all new and re-appointment foundation governor applications and can be found here