The Catholic School of St Gregory The Great Believe and Achieve


The school employers are the Board of Governors. Their constitution is defined in law by the school's Instrument of Government. They meet as a full Board six times a year (minimum). Most of their work is completed in Committees which is then brought back to the full Board. They are responsible for the organisation, administration and finance of the school, as well as the underlying strategy that aims to improve standards. They are all volunteers.

The School Governors are responsible for:

  • The ethos and attitudes of the school and all concerned with it.
  • The school’s general appearance.
  • Admission of pupils.
  • School Uniform.
  • Curriculum Content.
  • Content of R.E. curriculum.
  • Community relations.

On an individual level, governors are expected to act like a 'critical friend', recognising and celebrating the achievements of the school, whilst pointing out shortcomings, striking an appropriate balance between support and challenge. They have a role to monitor the progress towards strategic priorities and targets, and that policies are correctly implemented.


Have you considered becoming a Foundation Governor? 
If you are interested and have time to give please watch the Diocese video below; 

Please contact for further information.  We would love to hear from you. 

The Governing Body of St Gregory's is made up of 14 Governors, made up as follows;


Foundation GovernorsThese are appointed by the Bishop of Clifton, normally
based upon the recommendation of the local priest.
2 Parent GovernorsMust be a parent of a child at the school, and not employed
there for more than 500 hours or be an elected member of
the Local Authority. They are elected by parents unless the number
of nominations matches the number of vacancies.
1 Local Authority GovernorThey are appointed by the FGB and nominated by the
Local Authority. They cannot be anyone who is also
eligible to be a Staff Governor.
1 Staff GovernorThis person should be a member of staff, elected by their peers.
1 Ex officio GovernorThis post is filled by the Headteacher.
1 Co-opted GovernorThey are selected and appointed by the governing body
and have, in the opinion of the governing body, the skills
required to contribute to the effective governance of the school.


Meet Our Governing Body

Interested in becoming a Governor?

If you are interested in becoming a Governor at St Gregorys School, email the clerk of Governors for further information on positions which are vacant: admin@st-gregorygreat.gloucs,


Foundation Governor Nomination Form

Any prospective and existing governors wishing to apply must complete the latest nomination form (that replaces all previous versions of the form).