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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.
The Boards of Governors of schools have an important role to play in the management of a school alongside the Principal. A key function of the school governor role is to make sure that the school provides its pupils with a good education and meets all their educational needs.
This short programme highlights the role of a School Governor and how Governors add value to the work of the school in raising standards.
Access the Training and Support Programme for Members of Boards of Governors 2018-19
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.
“Every School a Good School – The Governors Role” is a DE reference guide outlining the roles and responsibilities of school Boards 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.
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 School Development Plan (SDP) is a strategic plan for improvement.
Here are some frequently asked questions about school meals.
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 Executive Office, in partnership with the Education Authority, are inviting applications from groups who want to deliver a Camp under the T:BUC Camps Programme 2018/19. This is subject to funding being made available by TEO.
Introduction of a revised Model School Complaints Procedure
As you may be aware, from 1st April 2017 the remit of the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman (NIPSO) has included the investigation of complaints from members of the public in relation to maladministration in publicly-funded schools.
The ‘ea Think Data’ resource hub has been developed for all staff, schools, youth groups, governors and education sector stakeholders to prepare for GDPR.
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.
The process for the reconstitution of Boards of Governors for the next four year term of office (2018-2022) has now been initiated by the Department of Education (DE).
Information and resources to help Boards of Governors become more effective.