Blog by Deborah Howe, Senior Policy Officer, Equality Commission NI
Boards of Governors - Guardians of Equality
School governors have been described as the ‘largest volunteer workforce in Northern Ireland’ with around 11,000 people involved. Their role, as outlined in Every School a Good School, is to ‘manage the school with a view to providing the best possible education and educational outcomes for all of the pupils’.
In her latest blog article, Deborah Howe, Senior Policy and Engagement Officer at the Equality Commission, looks at the role of role of boards of governors and how, through their ongoing actions and leadership, they can play a key role in making Northern Ireland a more equal and welcoming society. This includes when discharging their duties under the Addressing Bullying in Schools Act and developing and applying admissions criteria.