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Access the Training and Support Programme for Members of Boards of Governors 2018-19
Governors have a wide range of managerial responsibilities and play a central role in the planning, development, monitoring and evaluation of all aspects of school life.
“Every School a Good School – The Governors Role” is a DE reference guide outlining the roles and responsibilities of school Boards of Governors.
Self-evaluation is a process through which schools, individuals and various groups within a school reflect on their current practice, identify and celebrate their strengths and identify and address areas for improvement.
The membership of the Boards of Governors differs according to the sector and whether the school is Primary, Post-Primary, Nursery, Special or Grammar.
Ensuring a healthy and safe environment for staff, pupils, and visitors is an essential part of any school manager’s responsibility and to do this successfully, an effective health and safety management system should be in place.
The ‘ea Think Data’ resource hub has been developed for all staff, schools, youth groups, governors and education sector stakeholders to prepare for GDPR.
Please find guidance and procedures below for the election of parent and teacher governors as part of the part of the reconstitution of boards of governors.
The information provides hyperlinks to the legislation.gov.uk website.
A Voluntary Grammar (VG) School is a post-primary school managed by a Board of Governors, which consists of persons appointed in line with each school’s scheme of management (usually trustees or foundation governors) along with representatives of parents and teachers and, in most cases, members appointed by the Department of Education.
A series of online programmes will be available to help support staff, schools, governors and education sector stakeholders to prepare for GDPR.
Our short videos on the Teaching Appointments Scheme serve to extend the support and training provided to principals and governors in controlled schools.
Information and resources to help Boards of Governors become more effective.
The School Development Service (SDS) delivers high quality strategic support and challenge to school principals, Boards of Governors and school staff in order to ensure that standards are raised and education outcomes for children and young people are improved.
Schools have been allocated a budget allocation calculated using the Common Funding formula. This budget allocation is delegated to Board of Governors and Principals to enable them to manage schools effectively by using the resources to meet the needs and priorities they have identified.