Archdiocese of Liverpool
Department of Education

Foundation Governors

Governance > Foundation Governors
Service as a foundation governor in a Catholic school is one of the most significant and important ways members of the Catholic Faith community can support the Church's divine mission of helping all to arrive at the fullness of Christian life.
There are few specific requirements.  However, a Foundation Governor must:
  • Be a Catholic who attends Sunday Mass regularly and gives true witness to the teachings of the Church
  • Be prepared to work with discretion as a member of the full governing body and attend training events to help build up a body of knowledge and expertise
  • Bring a wider skill set to enhance the wider Governing Body in undertaking its collective duties to lead the school and meet the contemporary requirements of the Department for Education and Ofsted 

Further information and an application form can be downloaded from this page.
If you have any questions or require further information please contact the Education Department on 0151 522 1071 or at


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