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Membership of Board of Governors

Membership of the Board of Governors

The membership of the Boards of Governors differs according to the sector and whether the school is Primary, Post-Primary, Nursery, Special or Grammar.  The membership contains representatives of some of the following:

  • Department of Education representatives (appointed by the Department of Education to a range of schools);
  • Education Authority representatives (appointed by the Education Authority);
  • Transferor representatives (Controlled schools only - nominated by the main Protestant Churches and appointed by the Education Authority);
  • Trustee representatives (Maintained schools only - nominated by the Trustees);
  • Parent Governors (elected by parents);
  • Teacher representatives (elected by the teachers in the school).

The size of the Board of Governors can range from 8 to 36 members.  The exact membership composition for each type of school is laid down in legislation and in the Scheme of Management for the school.  A summary membership table is provided in the link below:

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The Education and Library Boards (ELBs) were dissolved on 31 March 2015. The Education Authority was established on 01 April 2015 and is now responsible for all of the operational functions previously carried out by the five ELBs in accordance with the Education Orders.

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