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Board of Governors


The Board of Governors in Cairncastle 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 School is made up of 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. 


If you would like more information on becoming a school governor, please go to the EA website www.eani.org.uk.


The Annual Board of Governors Report to Parent is available upon request. Please contact our school office to find out more.