Board of Governors


Who are the Board of Governors and how are they elected?

ELECTED BY
PARENTS

Mr J Melin
Mrs S Morrow

ELECTED BY EDUCATION AUTHORITY

Mr K McKnight
VACANCY

ELECTED BY SCHOOL TEACHING STAFF

Mrs L McCormick

TRANSFEROR'S REPRESENTATIVES

Mrs W Chrusciak (C)
Mr A Moore (VC)
Ms F Campbell

VACANCY


Transferors’ representatives reflect the local churches and community. ‘C’ denotes Chairperson. ‘VC’ denotes Vice-chairperson. The Principal is an ex officio member of, and secretary to, the Board of Governors. As such the Principal is a non-voting member of the Board. The present Board of Governors was reconstituted in January 2015 for the period 2015 – 2018.


What are the Governors responsible for?

Governors attend regular meetings of the Governing Body, at least on per term. They are expected to show an interest in all aspects of school life and to be informed about the education system and curriculum. Governors are kept up to date with curricular developments and areas of focus in the school through the Principal and subject co-ordinators who present reports or action plans outlining priorities for the school year, including Pastoral Care, Literacy, Numeracy and Assessment.

Governors are also invited to attend regular training courses laid on by the Education Authority.

Governor’s responsibilities are varied and include:

• Overseeing the School Development Plan (SDP)
• Staff appointments
• Financial management of the school
• Effective use of resources
• Pupil discipline
• Overseeing the curriculum
• Responding to Department of Education and Education Authority initiatives
• Producing an annual report to parents

The staff, pupils and parents are indebted to the Governors who give up their time to support the school.