Governance of Millennium Integrated Primary School
Millennium is a Grant-Maintained Integrated (GMI) school, which means that it is managed by its Board of Governors. In line with the school’s scheme of management the Board comprises foundation and parent governors, along with representatives of the teaching staff and the Department of Education.
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 of 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; and
promoting good governance.
The Board of Governors of a GMI school is the employing authority, and, as such, is responsible for the employment of all staff (both teaching and non-teaching) in the school.
Governors are responsible for the following aspects of the school:
setting the school’s aims and visions
establishing and maintaining the school’s ethos
setting the school’s plans and policies
monitoring and evaluating the school’s performance
school performance measures
staff management – appointments, performance, welfare etc
pupil pastoral care, protection issues, health and safety
publication of information regarding school and its pupils
managing the school premises and relations with the community
Responsibility for the day-to-day running of the school rests with the Principal, who advises the Governors on issues arising.
Board of Governors Publications
Scheme of Management
Every school must have a Scheme of Management approved by the Department of Education. This scheme provides for the membership of the Board of Governors and sets out procedures and guidelines for managing the school and the functions to be exercised by the Board of Governors and the principal. The Board of Governors is required to operate in accordance with the Scheme of Management, which reflects good management practices and procedures.
School Development Plan
The School Development Plan is a strategic plan for improvement. It should bring together, in a clear and simple way, the school priorities, the main measures it will take to raise standards, the resources dedicated to these, and the key outcomes and targets it intends to achieve.
In accordance with the Scheme of Management, the Board of Governors makes an annual report to parents and holds an AGM, which parents are invited to attend, to present it.
Board of Governors Membership
Declan Hall (Chair)
Denise McBay (Responsible Officer)