Information for Governors is listed below:-

The latest Governor Guidance Handbook is available along with a copy of ‘Christ at the Centre’ – a summary of why the Church provides Roman Catholic Schools.

Foundation Governor Handbook – 2009 version

Christ at the Centre V2 2013

Resources for Governors of our Schools which we trust will be of benefit and assist in your role:

Self evaluation – Model documents produced by the Catholic Education Service (CES) and adapted for use in our diocesan schools:-

Diocesan adapted CES MODEL SEF 2016

Diocesan adapted CES Model Sef Core Values Book 2 2016

The booklets below will assist governors in monitoring the Catholic Life, Collective Worship and Religious Education:-

Diocesan Annual Governor Monitor 21.10

Governor Monitor – Questions Booklet 10.16PS

Governors Code of Conduct policy document for use in diocesan schools:-


Governor Skills Audit

CES Model Governing Body Skills Audit

Department for Education information to assist governance

These are accessed by clicking on the links below:-

DfE – Handbook for Governors –Governance_handbook_November_2015

OFSTED Inspection handbook – Ofsted _inspection_handbook-section_5

Statutory Polices – DfE statutory_schools_policies_Sept_14_


CES Governors statement for Academy & Maintained schools

Memorandum of Understanding between DfE and Church


Diocesan Resources for Religious Education

These will be found under the ‘Resource’ Section of the this website (see tabs on home page)

  • Primary Schools – ‘Come and See’
  • Recommended Resources for Religious Education
  • Denominational (S48) Inspection Handbook for Schools
  • Denominational (S48) Self- evaluation (DSED)