Blessed William Howard

The Painsley Catholic Academy was established in 2012. We are the largest Catholic multi-academy company in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

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Foundation Governor Vacancy

There are over a quarter of a million volunteers governing in state schools in England. By joining them, you can make a valuable contribution to school leadership.

Being a governor is a rewarding role, working towards a shared goal of providing a high-quality education for children and young people in your community. It also provides an opportunity for personal development, building your skills and experience in areas such as project management, budgeting and working as part of a senior team. 

Governing boards meet regularly to look at the big picture and the school’s long-term goals. They set the culture and values of the school, responding to opportunities and challenges. Governors and trustees work closely with the headteacher, supporting them and challenging them.

Governors are responsible for:

  • developing a vision and strategy for the school
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
  • holding the school leader to account to ensure that every pupil has the best possible education
  • engaging with pupils, staff, parents and the school community to understand their views 

If you are a practising Catholic and would like to have a say in the strategic running of our school, we would love to hear from you.

Supporting Documents:

Definition of a 'Practising Catholic'

Procedure and Guidance

Application Form