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Foundation AGC member (governor)

We are currently seeking Foundation AGC members (governors) for the following Academies:

  • St Laurence's CofE Primary School, Old Church Road, Coventry, CV6 7ED
  • St Bartholomew's CofE Academy, Bredon Avenue, Coventry, CV3 2LP
  • Stretton CofE Academy, Stretton Avenue, Coventry, CV3 3AE
  • Queens CofE Academy, Bentley Road, Nuneaton, CV11 5LR
  • St James CofE Academy, Barbridge Road, Bulkington, CV12 9PF
  • Harris CofE Academy, Rugby, CV22 6EA
  • St Nicolas CofE Academy, Windermere Avenue, Nuneaton, CV11 6HJ
  • Studley St Mary's CofE Academy, New Road, Studley, B80 7ND
  • St Michael's CofE Academy, Hazel Grove, Bedworth, CV12 9DA
  • St Oswald's CofE Academy, Addison Road, Rugby, CV22 7DJ
  • Leamington Hastings CofE Academy, Leamington Hastings, Rugby, CV23 8EA
  • Leigh CofE Academy, Tile Hill, Coventry, CV4 9RQ
  • Salford Priors CofE Academy, Salfrod Priors, Evesham, WR11 8XD
  • Long Itchington CofE Academy, Long Itchington, Southam, CV47 9QP
  • Southam St James CofE Academy, Southam, CV47 1EE
  • All Saints Bedworth CofE Academy, Bedworth, CV12 9HP
  • Green Leek Federation (All Saints Leek Wootton and Burton Green CofE Academies, CV35 7QR and CV8 1QB)


In the first instance please email to express an interest.


Foundation Academy Governance Committee Members (governors)

We are currently seeking Foundation  Academy Governance Committee (AGC) members (governors) to support the management of the school and enable the school to run as effectively as possible.  AGC members work alongside senior leaders and supporting teachers to provide excellent education to children.  Being an AGC member (governor) is a commitment to attending Academy Governance Committee meetings as well as termly visits to school to assist with monitoring.  AGC members are also involved in the school community, acting as critical friends to the headteacher and senior leaders. AGC members bring a wide range of skills and expertise from their professional lives to the committee and schools benefit greatly from working with  volunteers from a variety of backgrounds.


AGC Members (governors) have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide support, monitoring and challenge around educational experience and performance

  • Church, community and stakeholder engagement

  • Support alignment with Trust strategy, approach, ethos and values.

  • To develop a detailed knowledge of the school community as a whole through focused visits.

  • To be supportive of the school, its Head Teacher and staff.

  • To attend meetings of the AGC.


Foundation AGC Members (governors) have specific additional responsibilities:

  • Preserving the links between Church, School and Diocese.

  • Taking an active role in the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) process.

  • Ensure that collective worship and religious education at the school follow the appropriate syllabus and are effectively monitored.

  • Ensure that the Christian ethos of the school is encouraged throughout its community and is reflected in its policies and protocols, the curriculum and activities.

  • Report formally or informally to the PCC/deanery once a year about the church school.

  • Ensure that their own attitudes and behaviour in relation to the school reflect its Christian ethos.

Personal qualities of an AGC member:

  • Integrity and good interpersonal skills.

  • A genuine interest in and enthusiasm for education.

  • A willingness and capacity to serve for four years.

  • A willingness and capacity to learn.

  • Transferrable skills such as finance, HR, legal skills or health and safety expertise to complement the skills of other governors.


Being an AGC member (school governor) is a chance to experience strategic leadership at any point in one’s career. The role provides individuals with the opportunity to develop and hone skills such as negotiation, influencing and teamwork. Volunteers need to be dedicated people who care about improving education, but they do not need prior governance or board experience. It makes the role perfect for professionals looking to improve their business and leadership skills, give back to society and enhance children’s futures.

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