Developing Church of England Education

School Governance

The Board provides support for governing bodies on a range of subjects, including:

  • Admission and appeals;
  • Exclusion of pupils;
  • Parental complaints;
  • Personnel matters;
  • Religious education;
  • Collective worship;
  • School buildings;
  • Ofsted & SIAMS inspection.


We also provide advice on governing body procedures, committees and re-organisation issues such as joining infant and junior schools, change of school category and academy status.


The SDBE is always looking to recruit volunteers wishing to serve as Diocesan Foundation Governors in its schools. Opportunities across the Diocese can be found by clicking here. Please do not hesitate to contact us and we would be glad to answer any of your questions concerning appointment processes and the commitment required.