The Categories of Governance
Foundation Governors are appointed by and may be removed by the Bishop of the Diocese of Shrewsbury. The number of foundation governors must have a majority of two.
Foundation Governors have a specific responsibility for monitoring and developing the Catholic distinctiveness of the school. Such governors must be regular church goers and have an interest in the school.
The parents/carers of all registered pupils at the school are eligible to stand for election as PARENT GOVERNOR.
Parent Governors are elected by other parents/carers at the school.
A ballot is held if more than one nomination is received.
Teaching and support staff who are paid to work at the school are eligible for STAFF GOVERNORSHIP. Staff governors are elected by the staff. A ballot is held if more than one nomination is received.
The headteacher is a member of the governing board by virtue of his office and is included in the staff category.
LOCAL AUTHORITY (LA) GOVERNOR
The governing board sets out the eligibility criteria for an LA governor and presents this to the Local Authority. The LA identifies a person who meets the criteria and nominates that person. If the governing body is satisfied that the nominee matches the criteria, the governing board makes the appointment. The governing board can choose to reject the person if the eligibility criteria are not met.
The governing board co-opts people who are committed to good governance and the success of the school.
TERMS OF OFFICE
With the exception of the Headteacher, who is an ex-officio member of the Governing Board, Governors are appointed for a term of four years