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Newmills Primary School, Dungannon

Board of Governors

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 much more frequently than this.

Some of their duties include:

  • The oversight of the curriculum.
  • The control of the budget.
  • The provision of information to parents.
  • The selection of staff.
  • The maintenance of the premises (shared responsibility with EA, Southern Region))
  • The Admissions Policy.
  • Fostering links with the local community and pursuing the objectives of Mutual Understanding.


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.

Board of Governor Members

EA Representatives

Mr P Stewart


Transferor Representatives

Mr G Rainey - Chairperson

Mrs S Richardson

Mrs A Burton

Rev J O'Neill


Parent Representatives

Mrs R Boyd 


Assistant Teacher Representative

Mrs R Jenkins


Principal / Secretary

Mrs S Millar