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Foundation Governor - Flexible

St Anselm's Catholic Primary School, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-3728-128S
  • Posted:11/05/2022
  • Pay:N/A
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:27/05/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


The Governors of St. Anselm’s Catholic Primary School are looking for suitable candidates for its Foundation Governor vacancies.


What do Foundation Governors Do?

At St. Anselm’s, we work in close cooperation with the Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and all staff. 


Foundation Governors share the responsibilities of all governors by:

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and performance management of staff
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is

spent well

  • engaging with pupils, staff, parents and school community to understand their views of the school


In addition to this, Foundation Governors are appointed specifically to ensure:

  • that the religious character and ethos of the school is preserved and developed
  • that the school is conducted in accordance with its trust deed
  • that the religious education curriculum is in accordance with the Bishop’s policy for his diocese


Time commitment and responsibilities

The term of office is four years from the date of appointment.  During this time you will be expected to:

  • attend regular meetings (around 7 per academic year)
  • undertake occasional visits to the school
  • attend induction training following appointment and take up relevant and regular training


Who can apply

There are no specific qualifications for the role. However, you must be 18 years or over and be a practising Catholic. It is essential that you are:


  • enthusiastic
  • willing to learn on the job
  • committed
  • reliable, and
  • have some time to spare


Skills and/or experience in the following are desirable, but training is available:

  • interpreting data to evaluate performance
  • interpreting budget monitoring reports
  • chairing of a board or committee
  • recruitment and performance management
  • strategy development


You will also need to undergo the relevant Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to appointment. 


If you feel you have the relevant qualities or the desirable skills/experience with some spare time, please contact: Fr. Pat at St. Vincent’s Parish01322 279955.  Alternatively, if you would like some more information, please contact Mrs. Daunna Kendall via the School Office at St. Anselm’s Catholic Primary School on 01322 225173 or via secretary@st-anselms.kent.sch.uk.

Information about the school

St. Anselm’s is a very successful one-form primary school with 210 children. Our school is happy, warm and welcoming and we pride ourselves in the strong Catholic ethos which exists within it. We strive to work in partnerships with parents/carers and school Parish, which helps to provide a caring and effective learning environment where expectations and standards are high.

There is much to celebrate at St Anselm’s. Our school is a welcoming, happy school where people are helpful, considerate and respectful of each other. The children are very happy and enjoy learning. We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated team of teachers, teaching assistants and other staff who strive to ensure that every child is successful, confident and responsible, equipped with all the skills they need to continue on their future learning journey.

We work in partnership with parents and carers and very much value the support and contribution they make to school life. The school also enjoys a close partnership with St Vincent's Parish. Because home, school and parish work together, we are able to provide a happy, caring and effective learning environment, where expectations and standards are high. We have carefully designed our curriculum to develop thinking skills, creativity and spirituality, encouraging confidence and opportunities for children to be excited about learning and challenged to achieve their very best.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01322 224937

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).