School Foundation Governors

The Church of England Vision for Education is Deeply Christian, Serving the Common Good and is a vision of human flourishing for all,

I have come in order that you might have life - life in all its fullness. John 10:10

Church of England schools were founded to provide an education for the children of the parish, underpinned by the teachings of the Christian faith.

There are 87 Church of England schools in our diocese and these schools need governors who want to help schools to flourish. All school governors play a vital part in the life and success of individual schools.

Governors are volunteers from all walks of life, providing a diversity of experience and skills, who want to make a positive contribution to the whole school community. 

Foundation Governors are important to the ministry of the Church, as they have a specific duty to preserve and develop the religious character of their schools, ensuring that the Church of England’s Vision for Education is lived.

"An effective governing body provides the backbone to a school and helps pupils and staff achieve the best possible outcomes. At St Matthew’s, the governors offer encouragement, support and challenge. Their commitment contributes to our success and makes a real difference to the lives of our children".  Darren Gates, Headteacher, St Matthew’s Church of England Primary School

We are now recruiting volunteers to serve as governors in primary schools, secondary schools and academy trusts across Suffolk if you are being called to make a real and positive difference in children’s lives, be a school governor. 

Download our booklet for School Governors:

School Foundation Governor | PDF




For more information and training please visit the Schools section of our website:

Foundation Governors | weblink

To indicate your interest in becoming a governor, please email Jacqui Studd at the Diocesan Board of Education or call 01473 298570. We’d love to hear from you!




Jo Pitt - School Foundation Governor

I truly believe that the Ethos of our school provides the very best beginning for all its students.

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