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Central Integrated Primary School, Thomas Street, Carrickfergus

Board of Governors

The Board of Governors in Central Integrated Primary School is made up of a cross section of representatives from our school community.  

The Board of Governors consists of:

  • transferor and trustee representatives;
  • parents and teachers who are elected by the parents and teachers associated with the school;
  • members of the general public with an interest in education who are appointed by the Department of Education or the Education Authority (EA).

The Board of Governors of a Controlled Integrated School is made up of 14 representatives from the above categories.

The role of the Board of Governors is to ensure that the school provides pupils with a good education. The Board of Governors sets the plans and policies of the school, employs the school staff and manages the expenditure of the school budget. They delegate the day to day running of the school to the Principal.

The position of school governor is a rewarding one but being a school governor does involve a commitment to the school as governors are usually appointed in a voluntary unpaid capacity for a 4 year term of office.

Boards of Governors generally meet as is necessary but at least once a term. Governors can also sit on committees to deal with specific issues such as finance or staffing and these committees may meet more frequently.

If you would like more information on becoming a school governor please go to the EA website