Are you a resident of Northern Ireland?

Boards of Governors (BoGs) of grant-aided schools in Northern Ireland are comprised of volunteers nominated or appointed by various representative bodies and includes members of the public appointed by the Department of Education (DE) and the Education Authority (EA).

Governors for Schools are linking with DE and EA to further promote opportunities for members of the public to apply to become school governors in Northern Ireland.

Becoming a school governor is an excellent opportunity to help children and young people in your local community, meet new people, learn new skills and share experience.

School governors are volunteers from all backgrounds, who use their skills and experience to support schools in providing the best possible education for every pupil. Governors do not need to be educational experts or parents to serve on a Board of Governors.

Governors play a critically important role in the management of a school, alongside school leaders. Governors bring qualities such as enthusiasm, commitment and the ability to work in a team and make a genuine difference to the outcomes of children and young people in their schools.

Anyone aged 18 or over can apply, and volunteers from all sections of the community are welcome to submit an application.

Thinking about applying?

Information on the role of the school governor and how to apply is available on the DE website.

Looking for opportunities?

Information on the Education Authority (EA) School Governance Service and how to apply to become an EA School Governor available here.