Governors

The Board of Governors comprises of 17 members – 16 elected or appointed members and the Principal.  The Principal sits at all Board meetings and many sub-committees as a non-voting participant. The Board of Governors meet on a regular basis, normally the third Wednesday of the month.  The College Bursar also acts as Clerk to the Board of Governors but does not have a vote.

 

Much of the school’s business is handled by sub-committees, established to address various areas of policy.  They meet as often as required and report back to the full Board of Governors.  Any recommendations made by the Committees must be ratified by the full Board before they become policy.

 

Governors also attend meetings of groups that have close links with the school e.g. various meetings of the Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education.  All Governors are offered a programme of training to assist them in their role.

 

The Board of Governors and the various constituencies of Foundation Governors, Department of Education Nominees, Parent Governors and Teacher Governors must be balanced in terms of religious tradition and gender.

Terms of Office 2021/22

Principal (ex officio)

Mrs Angela Passmore  -  01 Dec 2018

 

(Clerk to the Board – ex officio)

Ursula Henry  -  28 Jan 2019

 

6 Foundation Governors

Maggie Swarbrick  -  13 Sept 2018 - 2022

James McConaghie (TF)  -  13 Sept 2018 - 2022              

Jan O’Neill (TF)  -  26 Nov 2018 - 2022                           

Gillian Chambers (TF)  -  28 Jan 2019 – 2023

Tony Murray (TF)  -  16 Mar 2021 - 2025

Maurice Bradley (TF)  -  16 Mar 2021 - 2025

 

Note: Foundation Governors should consist of:

(a) Two Parent Foundation (PF) Governors and

(b) Four Trust Foundation (TF) Governors.

Parent Foundation Governors shall serve for terms of four years, one being appointed by the foundation governors whenever a vacancy occurs.  When making such appointments the foundation governors shall have regard to the desirability of ensuring that one of such governors is from the Catholic tradition and one is from the Protestant tradition.  No such governor shall be eligible for re-appointment in the calendar year in which he completes a second four-year term of office.

Trust Foundation Governors shall serve for terms of four years, one being appointed by the foundation governors on the nomination of NICIE.  The Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education shall have regard to the desirability of ensuring that after each nomination at least one, and not more than two of its nominees is from the Catholic tradition and at least one, and not more than two, from the Protestant tradition.  No such governor shall be eligible for re-nomination in the calendar year in which he completes a second four-year term of office.

4 Department of Education Appointed Governors

Jim McCartney  -  10 Jan 2018 - 09 Jan 2022

Alan Hook  -  10 Jan 2018 - 09 Jan 2022

Vacant

Vacant

 

The four persons appointed to the Board of Governors by DENI shall serve for four years.

No such governor shall be eligible for re-nomination in the calendar year in which he completes a second four-year term of office.

2 Teacher Governors

Cathy Hanna  -  26 Nov 2018 - 2022

Gillian Maguire  -  28 Jan 2019 – 2023

 

Teacher Governors shall serve for four years.

No such governor shall be eligible for re-election under this sub-paragraph in any calendar year in which he completes a four-year term of office.

 

4 Parent Governors

Andrew Haslett - 28 Jan 2019 - 2023

Vacant

Vacant

Vacant

 

The four elected parent governors shall serve for four years

No such governor shall be eligible for re-election under this sub-paragraph in any calendar year in which he completes a four-year term of office.