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:

Strategic Governance

  • 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

  • promoting self-evaluation

Corporate Governance

  • school performance measures

  • school finances

  • curriculum planning

  • staff management – appointments, performance, welfare etc

  • pupil pastoral care, protection issues, health and safety

  • pupil admissions

  • 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.

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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.

School Development Plan 2016-19

Annual Reports

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.

Annual Report 2015-16

Annual Report 2014-15

Board of Governors Membership

Declan Hall (Chair)

Denise McBay (Responsible Officer)

Shauna Donnelly

Rodney Dowling

Reg Magowan

Janis Scallon

Nic Jeffers

Neil McGrath

John Mawhinney

Barry Corrigan

Jon Anderson

Tom Jackson

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Contact Us

Tel: 028 9081 3688 (Primary Department)

Tel: 028 9081 5874

Email: info@millenniumips.org

Address

Millennium Integrated Primary School

139 Belfast Road,

Lisdoonan,

Saintfield,

Co Down

BT24 7HF