Board of Governors
Board of Governors
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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 WELB
Could be a member of an education and library board or someone asked by the education and library board to serve as a governor because of his/her interest in education and in the particular school.
The parents of pupils at the school elect these. They must have a child attending at the time of election.
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 WELB.
Becoming a member of the Board of Governors
Existing boards of governors of schools are due to be reconstituted this year – dates to be announced.
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.
Ms O Carson (Chairperson)
Mrs S Logue
Mrs V Quigley
Representing Department of Education
Mrs P Kelly
Secretary to Board of Governors
Mrs JA Marshall
Miss D Cusack
Ms A McClelland
Mrs A Burke
For further information please contact us.