Governing Body

The Role of the Governing Body

The Governing Body at St John Vianney RC School takes a strategic role and acts as a critical friend to the school. Our Governors are team oriented while each bringing their own skills and experience to the role enabling our school workforce to improve standards. They have created robust accountability, assurance and oversight for our financial performance and are ambitious for our children and young people to achieve their best possible outcomes.

The Role of the Foundation Governor

Foundation Governors are appointed in the name of the Bishop by the Episcopal Vicar for Education and form the majority of the governing body. They have a legal duty to preserve and develop the Catholic ethos of the school and to ensure that it is conducted in accordance with its Trust Deed. Their responsibility is not only to consider the interests of their individual school or college but also the interests of other schools and colleges and Catholic education in general across the Diocese. Nominees would not be expected to have a direct knowledge of current education law, of school organisation or governance but should be willing to learn and dedicate reasonable time to their responsibilities. They would be expected to have a genuine commitment to the educational, personal and spiritual development of students and in particular to the wellbeing of the school community as a whole, and to attend all relevant Diocesan training. Supportive packs and appropriate training opportunities will be made available.

Summary of the Code of Practice for School Governors

This code sets out the commitment required and what's expected of our school Governors in order for the Governing Board to properly carry out its work within the school community.