School Governance

Information on the Education Authority (EA) School Governance Service and how to apply to become an EA School Governor.

Governors play a key role in the leadership and management of schools.   EA wishes to thank all school governors for their time, commitment and dedication to improving educational standards in all our schools.

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The process for the reconstitution of Boards of Governors for the next term of office (2024-2028) has been launched by the Department of Education (DE). 

Reconstitution and Appointment of Governors

For more information please contact[email protected] or phone the reconstitution helpline 028 9041 8069 

The School Governance Service:

  • Oversees the appointment of school governors to Boards of Governors in controlled schools on an ongoing basis.
  • Appoints EA Governors to boards of governors in controlled, controlled integrated, Catholic maintained and Irish medium schools.
  • Manages the reconstitution process of boards of governors in controlled schools.
  • Provides support and advice to Chairpersons of Boards of Governors on the implementation of the Scheme for the Management of Controlled Schools.
  • Leads on a number of key projects that positively impact school governance and school improvement.
  • Manages the governor training programme.
Last updated: 13/12/2023