We will be continually adding to this section to help you find those key Diocesan and good practice documents quickly and easily

Governor Recruitment

Disclosure Form for newly appointed/reappointed foundation governors

Foundation Governor Application Form 2018 (Diocese of Brentwood)

Governor Visits – Diocesan Model Policy

Key abbreviations and acronyms for governors and trustees 

Governor Development

Diocesan Governor Training Programme 2020/21

Catholic Ethos

Evaluating the Distinctive Nature of a Catholic School (BDES 2019)

Governance of a Catholic School – clarification of roles and responsibilities (CES 2014)


Careers Guidance e-pack for schools (2019)

CES Model Codes of Conduct for Governors and Directors

CES Guidance on RE, Collective Worship and Celebration of Mass in Schools during COVID-19 (Sept 2020)

CES Guidance on School Exclusions during Coronavirus (June 2020)

Checklist -What maintained primary schools must publish online

Checklist -What maintained secondary schools must publish online

Diocesan Scheme of Delegation template

EEF Guide to the Pupil Premium

Governor Visits (BDES 2019)

Instrument of Government – Guidance for maintained schools on changing the Instrument of Government

Instrument of Government РModel Template (maintained schools)

Mission Statement Review – setting and reviewing the school’s mission statement (2016)

Model Governance Statements for Catholic schools (CES)

Model Catholic Primary RSE curriculum (CES autumn 2019)

Model Catholic Secondary RSE curriculum (CES autumn 2019)

Model Policy on Staff Wellbeing (Diocese of Brentwood 2019)

Protocol for Virtual Meetings (2020)

Return to School September Governor Checklist

RSE – A Governor Audit for Monitoring RSE (CES 2020)

Teaching Personnel – Catholic Schools Recruitment Partnership

Understanding your Data – a guide for school governors and academy trustees (ESFA March 2019)