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School Governor Support

School Governor Support

Governors play a central role in the planning, development and overview of the work and life of the school. The Board of Governors work in partnership with the Principal, staff, parents, pupils and local community to ensure that the pupils have every opportunity to develop their skills and talents to their full potential within a caring and stimulating learning environment.

All types of people can become school governors and no specific qualifications are required. Qualities such as enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are some of the most important and each person will bring his/her own range of personal and life skills to the role.

The skills governors gain and develop in their working lives are invariably useful and relevant to the responsibilities undertaken as governors. Skills acquired working in business or the public sector will also be relevant to managing a school and members can use these skills as a member of the team constituting the Board of Governors.


NameJob TitleContact Number
Joan ShineAdvisor Governor Support028 3836 8150
Lorraine LivingstoneExecutive Officer028 3751 2504
Phillip CampbellAdvisor Governor Support028 3751 2507




The Southern Education and Library Board (the ‘Board’) was established as part of Local Government reorganisation in 1973 and is the largest of the five area Boards. The Board's principle functions are the provision of education and youth services to the District Council areas of Armagh, Banbridge, Cookstown, Craigavon, Dungannon & South Tyrone and Newry & Mourne. It spans 1,450 square miles with a total population of approximately 390,300 including 75,767 pupils.


3 Charlemont Place, The Mall, Armagh, BT61 9AX.
Telephone number: 028 3751 2200 | Email: info@eani.org.uk