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School Governors

The governors section of the Education Authority (EA) website aims to provide information on a wide range of governor related matters and relevant resources to help Boards of Governors become more effective in carrying out their duties and responsibilities in accordance with legislation and best practice.


Boards of Governors play an extremely important role in supporting schools to ensure that pupils have every opportunity to develop to their full potential within a caring and stimulating learning environment.

As schools are accountable for what they do, governors must work in close partnership with the principal, staff, parents and pupils to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of their school in providing the best quality education for all pupils within the school.

The Education Authority acknowledges and thanks all school governors for their time, commitment and dedication to improving educational standards in all our schools.

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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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