School Governor Training

Access the Training and Support Programme for Members of Boards of Governors 2019-20.

All Governor Training courses scheduled from now until the end of June 2020 have been postponed.

The EA Governor Support Team is working to provide Governors with a range of support materials on the EA website and via other online platforms. Please pass this message on to your Board of Governors.

If you have any queries regarding this message please email

The Board of Governors are the key strategic decision makers in schools and therefore have a vital role to play in improving and sustaining school and pupil performance also ensuring that resources are used well to give every child the best possible education.

The Board of Governors work in partnership with the principal, staff, parents, pupils and the local community to ensure that the pupils have every opportunity to develop their skills and talents to their full potential within a caring and stimulating learning environment.  

The ‘Training and Support Programme for Members of Boards of Governors, September 2019 – June 2020’  is designed as a regional programme enabling access to any course at any of the venues across the country.

Governors should avail of the wide range of training opportunities offered.  These training sessions are a great opportunity to hear current updates and learn about particular areas of responsibility.  They are also a chance to meet fellow Governors from a variety of schools to share and learn from common experiences.

The Education Authority has been working to ensure that staff, schools and governors understand and are taking steps to ensure they are meeting the new requirements of new the Data Protection Law. 

You may also wish to access, 'Get Ready for GDPR’ webinar.

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Last updated: 18/03/2020