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Board of Governors

Board of Governors

Click here view the latest Board of Governors' Report 2017/18

All schools will be reconstituting their Board of Governors this year.  Any parent interested in becoming a School Governor, or if you would like to nominate someone for this position please let Mrs Marshall know.

Role of a Governor

The Board of Governors meet at least once per term in the parents/staff room.

They are responsible for making sure the school provides a good quality education for the children in Belmont Nursery School.
Their responsibilities are wide ranging and they work in partnership with the principal.

  • The curriculum

  • Admission procedure

  • Special educational needs

  • Making decisions about the school’s budget

  • Selection of staff

  • Policies including pastoral and child protection

  • Producing an Annual Report.

Different Categories of Governors

Governors Nominated by Dept. of Education
Governors nominated by Dept of Education, to serve as governors because of their skills and experience and their interest in education in general.

Governors Nominated by EA
Could be a member of Education Authority or someone asked by the Education Authority to serve as a governor because of his/her interest in education and in the particular school.

Parent Governors
The parents of pupils at the school elect these. They must have a child attending at the time of election.

Teacher Governor
This is the teacher in the school, in a larger school he/she is elected by his/her colleagues.

The principal is a non-voting member for all meetings and usually acts as Honorary Secretary to the Board of Governors.

How long does the job last?
A period of 4 years.

What support is available?
Support and training is available from the EA.

Becoming a member of the Board of Governors

We currently do not have any vacancies, however if you are interested in becoming a school governor contact EA or Dept of Ed who will have a list of vacancies.

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed parents with an interest and concern in Early Years Education. You must also have the ability to work as part of a team.

Anyone can be a school governor – no formal qualifications are required. However you must be over 18 years of age.

EA Representitives

Ms O Carson (Chairperson)

Mrs S Logue

Mrs V Quigley

Representing Department of Education

Mrs A McClelland

Mrs Clare Doherty

Secretary to Board of Governors

Mrs A Burke

Representing Parents

Mr Sean Murphy

Mrs Lorraine Murray

Representing Teachers

Mrs L O’Loughlin


For further information please contact us.