Welcome to the launch of a series of governance video resources for Catholic state-integrated school boards.  These short video resources have been designed to provide an overview of what is unique about Catholic school boards. As stewards of faith-based education, the board has the unique challenge and responsibility to safeguard and preserve the Catholic special character of the school. The video resources are aimed at providing key information and advice to support the board to navigate the complexities of governance in a Catholic state integrated school.

Our video series is developed with the intention of supporting school board members, proprietors, and principals in their commitment to upholding the values of Catholic education. Whether you’re a seasoned board member seeking continuous improvement or a newcomer looking for foundational knowledge, these resources are tailored to meet the diverse needs of Catholic state-integrated school boards.

Governance Topics

Our video resources are aimed at providing you with the core knowledge board members should have to ensure the board can govern effectively. These topics will continue to be developed so please let us know if you have a topic you would like to be covered.

  1. Introduction to governance in a Catholic state integrated school
  2. The role of the proprietor appointee on a Catholic state integrated school board
  3. Enrolment in a Catholic state integrated school
  4. Property in a Catholic state integrated school
  5. Employment in a Catholic state integrated school
  6. Catholic special character
  7. Safeguarding and strengthening Catholic special character
  8. The religious content of the school programme

How to use the video resources with the Board

The video resources have been developed to be watched as a whole board at a board meeting, pausing when and where required to enable the board to discuss the content. Some videos are longer (10-12 minutes) and some are shorter but they have been designed to encourage discussion as a board. Each video resource has a slide pack available for those who like to access information by reading and reviewing the content.  Notes are included in the note’s pages of the powerpoint.  The last slide of each video resource includes links to useful information and the content covered in the video resource.

Video Resource

1. Introduction to governance in a Catholic state integrated school

2. Role of the proprietor appointee on a Catholic state integrated school board

3. Enrolment in a Catholic state integrated school