Board of Governors
Greenwood Primary School and Nursery Unit is managed by a Board of Governors.
The Board of Governors is comprised of 9 members:
The Principal is also a non-voting member of the Board of Governors and acts as Secretary to the Board.
· 2 Education Authority representatives
· 4 Transferor representatives
· 2 Parent representatives
· 1 Teacher representative
Each Board sits for four years, with this current Board of Governors having been constituted in September 2014. All school Governors are appointed on a voluntary, unpaid capacity.
The role of the Board of Governors is to manage the school with a view to
providing the best possible education and educational opportunities for all the
pupils. This involves:
· Setting the strategic direction for the school.
· Taking corporate decisions in relation to the statutory functions of the Board of Governors.
Governors are obliged to carry out specific duties in relation to:
Admission of Pupils (admissions policy, enrolment restrictions)
Finance (allocating funds, teachers’ pay policy, use of facilities)
Curriculum (ensure the Northern Ireland Curriculum is being delivered and assessed, ensure the education of children with Special Educational Needs)
Management of Staff (appointment of teachers and other staff, disciplinary and grievance procedures)
School inspections (take account of any inspection findings)
Reporting to Parents (annual report)
Premises Management (inspections, repairs and maintenance, health and safety, school security)
Pupils (pastoral care including child protection, discipline)
The members of the Board of Governors are as follows:
Education Authority Representatives
Mrs Deborah Sloan
Mrs Susan Monks (Vice-Chair)
Ms Amy Holmes
Mr Niall Martin
Mrs Claire Ashe
Mr William McAlpine
Mr David Holley (Chair)
Mrs Elizabeth McCormack (Designated Governor for Child Protection)
Mrs Kathryn Kirk
Mr Tim McQuoid
Mrs Joanna Richmond
Miss Lindy Forster (Non-Voting)