Become a controlled school governor

The Board of Governors plays a crucial role in providing strategic leadership to a school and the Controlled Schools’ Support Council (CSSC) is now encouraging individuals from all walks of life to apply to become school governors.

Controlled schools account for 48% of all schools in Northern Ireland, and 1,345 governors are needed to ensure schools are supported to provide the best education for over 142,000 children and young people. 

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 controlled school governor. 

You can download the application forms from