To be appointed as a Foundation Governor you must be a practising Catholic. We also have positions for other Governors who are not eligible to be Foundation Governors.

Governors are responsible for overseeing the strategy and leadership of a school.  They support their school to run as effectively as possible, working alongside senior leaders and teachers to provide excellent education for all children.  

Governors must be committed to attending meetings which consider issues such as setting the school vision and direction, mitigating financial risk and considering educational outcomes. They provide support and challenge to the Headteacher and senior leaders. Governors bring a wide range of skills and expertise but additional training and development opportunities are available free of charge to all Governors in our Trust.

Being a governor is a very fulfilling and rewarding role. If you are interested in becoming a Governor in one of our schools please contact Lawrence Kerrigan, Governance Manager, on [email protected] .  Alternatively, please visit Inspiring Governance – Become a School Governor, the national online matchmaking service which connects skilled volunteers interested in serving as governors with schools. Potential Foundation Governors are also encouraged to  view the Diocese’s application page at Governance – Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle (

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