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Coagh Primary School, Coagh, Cookstown

Board of Governors

Governor Members

Mrs Emma McCrea (Chairperson)

Rev Martin Gracey (Vice-Chairperson)

Mr William Wasson

Mrs Sandra Dallas

Mrs Gillian Montgomery

Rev Barry Paine

Mrs Rachel Johnston

Dr Sandra Moffett

Mr Ivor Bayne (Secretary)


Board of Governor Membership and Responsibilities

The governors are ultimately responsible for the overall management of the school.  They are required to meet for a minimum of three times each year but in practice meet more often than this.

Some of their duties include:

  1. The oversight of the curriculum.
  2. The control of the budget.
  3. The provision of information to parents.
  4. The appointment of staff.
  5. The maintenance of school premises (shared responsibility with SELB)
  6. The admissions policy
  7. Fostering links with the community and pursuing the objectives of Mutual Understanding.

The Curriculum           

Under the Education Reform Order the responsibility of governors for the curriculum i.e. what is taught in the school, has been increased. The day-to-day organisation of the curriculum remains the Principal’s responsibility. The Governors’ control of the curriculum is mainly determined by the government.  It is however our responsibility to ensure that a broad and balanced curriculum is provided for all pupils. To this end, the school implements the statutory requirements of the Northern Ireland Curriculum in English, Maths, Science & Technology, Environment & Society, Creative & Expressive and RE.  Teachers continue to thoroughly plan, deliver and evaluate all aspects of the Northern Ireland Curriculum.