Audience shot Robin McLoughlin Banbridge Academy, Ruth Harkness CSH, Trevor Robinson Lurgan College and and Gillian Gibb Portadown College

Become a controlled school Governor

Controlled schools account for 49% of all schools in Northern Ireland, and provide education for over 143,000 children and young people. 

An important strategic function for the Controlled Schools’ Support Council (CSSC) is to encourage and nominate Governors in controlled schools and ensure ethos is part of employment considerations.

The Board of Governors plays a crucial role in providing strategic leadership to a school. CSSC values the tremendous contribution of Governors in controlled schools.  Governors bring a range of experiences to school life and the position of being a school Governor is a rewarding one.  

If you have an interest in education and young people, enthusiasm, energy and some spare time, then please apply to become a Governor in a controlled school. 

You can find out more about the application process and download an application form from  


Useful links

School Governor Appointments | Department of Education (