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Dear families
We are seeking interest in becoming a parent Governor in Rathcoole Primary School and Nursery Unit for the new term 2024 (Sept) to 2028.

We have 2 Parent reps on our Governors.

We currently have Mr Paddy Smyth as our only Parent Governor when Mr Graham's daughter moved on in Primary 7. We would like to thank both gentlemen for their service and for the continued support as secretary to Mr Smyth.

Please find the link below to complete a short form about you and how you could help support your child and the school moving forward. Although there is a process to follow, please don't be put off by the forms and formality.

We need anyone who has a passion for education and supporting children and young people. We need you!

If anyone would like to find out more please let me know or follow the link to the information above.

Closing date is 15th January 2024.

Many thanks

Emma Quinn


24.10.23 Board of Governors Reconstitution 2024

Dear parents / carers

Please see information from the Department of Education in relation to the application for Board of Governors. Further information about parent Governors will be issued over the coming months.

Many thanks


The Department of Education (DE) and Education Authority (EA) will jointly launch a
recruitment campaign on 06 November 2023 inviting applications for school governor
positions in all controlled and maintained schools.
School Boards of Governors (BoGs) are normally reconstituted every four years.

As the term of office for existing governors is coming to an end, we now need people with
a range of skills and experience to support the management of schools across
Northern Ireland.

We are encouraging applications from a diverse range of people from various
backgrounds with different skills and experiences.

Applicants interested in applying to become a school governor can apply for DE
governor positions at and for EA positions at

You can follow the ‘Governor Reconstitution’ conversation on social media, including
Twitter / X by following @education_ni and @Ed_Authority and by using the
#schoolgovNI campaign hashtag.