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Foundation Governor Vacancies

Jan23 Gov Consultation 12


Do you have a keen interest in education and feel you could make a positive contribution to the work of a Local Governance Board (LGB)?

What is a Foundation Governor?

  • They are appointed by the Bishop to represent his education policy in his schools
  • They preserve and develop the Catholic ethos of the school

What do Foundation Governors do?

  • Ensure the Catholic ethos is upheld
  • Hold the Heads to account
  • Oversee the curriculum
  • Drive educational outcomes
  • Provide assurance to the Trust Board

The St Cuthbert's Roman Catholic Academy Trust is recruiting Foundation Governors for the following academies to join their LGBs:

  • St Anthony's Primary, Hull
  • Endsleigh Holy Child Primary, Hull
  • St George's Primary, Scarborough
  • St John of Beverley Primary
  • St Mary's Market Weighton Primary
  • St Mary & St Joseph Primary, Pocklington
  • St Mary Queen of Martyrs Primary, Hull
  • Our Lady & St Peter Primary, Bridlington
  • St Peter's Primary, Scarborough
  • St Thomas More Primary, Hull
  • St Richard's Primary, Hull
  • St Vincent's Primary, Hull

In order to be eligible to serve as a Foundation Governor, applicants must be a practising Catholic and over 18 years of age. Interested individuals would need to complete an application form, and provide a reference from their local parish priest and submit these to the Diocese for consideration by the Bishop who makes the appointments.

Please email: for an application form.

The average Governor role will take up about 2 hours per month. However, this can vary depending on the academy’s calendar or by events, such as an Ofsted inspection.

This commitment includes the minimum requirement of attending up to three meetings of the LGB in each academic year. Meetings are usually held in the local school.

Governors serve for a four-year term of office.

For more information, please go to:

St Cuthbert's Roman Catholic Academy Trust is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.