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Governor roles and responsibilities

Every School a Good School - The Governors' Role

This Guide provides school governors with details of their roles and responsibilities. You can view each chapter online or you may prefer to download the chapters. The main points of the Guide are in the

Executive Summary PDF 43 KB

or Achoimre Fheidhmeach PDF 45 KB

If you wish to print each chapter of the Guide, you may also wish to print a cover page PDF 24 KB.

Chapter 1 Introduction about the Guide
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Chapter 2 Membership of school Boards of Governors
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Chapter 3 Overview of roles and responsibilities of the school Board of Governors
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Chapter 4 the Board of Governors in operation
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Chapter 5 Promoting equality, good relations and diversity
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Chapter 6 Education standards
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Chapter 7 Revised curriculum
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Chapter 8 School finances
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Chapter 9 School staff
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Chapter 10 Pupil admissions
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Chapter 11 Religious education and collective worship
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Chapter 12 Children with Special Educational Needs
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Chapter 13 Pupil pastoral care and child protection
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Chapter 14 Educational visits
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Chapter 15 Pupil behaviour and discipline
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Chapter 16 Pupil registration and attendance
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Chapter 17 Schemes to assist low income families
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Chapter 18 School days of operation and closure
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Chapter 19 School fees, charges and remissions
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Chapter 20 School milk, meals and related facilities
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Chapter 21 School premises
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Chapter 22 School publications
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Chapter 23 School records and handling information
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Appendices

Appendix 1 Glossary
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Appendix 2 Nolan Principles the Nolan Principles of conduct underpinning public life
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Appendix 3 Policies, schemes, procedures required by schools
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Appendix 4 Parental rights and responsibilities
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DE Circular 2010/18 'Every School a Good School - the Governors' Role'

This circular introduces the online Guide for governors and contains a brief summary of each chapter in the Guide. The Circular is also available in Irish.

DE Circular 2010/18 'Every School a Good School - the Governors' Role' PDF 52 KB

Irish version DE Circular 2010/18 'Every School a Good School - the Governors' Role' PDF 50 KB