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WANTED - Parent representative to join our Board of Governors

13th Apr 2018

Are you interested in becoming a parent representative on our Board of Governors?

See Caroline for details on the application/voting process

Becoming a school governor

Every school is managed by a Board of Governors. They work with the school principal to meet the educational needs of the school pupils in a secure and safe environment. Parents, teachers and people over 18 years old can apply to be a school governor.

School governors

The Board of Governors includes:

  • members representing the owners or former owners of the school
  • parents and teachers who are elected by the parents and teachers associated with the school
  • members of the general public with an interest in education appointed by the Department of Education or the Education Authority (EA) in your region

You have to complete an application form if you are a member of the public with an interest in a governor appointment. You don't need any special qualifications but you must be over 18 years old.

What school governors do

The role of the Board of Governors is to make sure that the school provides pupils with a good education. The Board of Governors:

  • sets the school's plans and policies
  • employs the school staff
  • manages how the school spends budget