Board of Governorsbnl_admin2021-03-14T20:13:35+00:00
The Board of Governors
The Headmaster, Mr Montgomery, is responsible to the Board of Governors on all school matters. The Board currently comprises 28 Governors and 1 co-opted Governor. The Board bears responsibility in law for the activities of the school. The Secretary to the Board, Mr McConnell, advises on governance, legal matters and the financial framework. Many governors are ‘Old Armachians’ and parents (past and present) and the composition of the Board covers a comprehensive range of the professional skill-sets required to lead and run such a large and diverse organisation, both operationally and strategically.
The principal functions of the Board are:
1. To monitor and to advise on all aspects of the school’s activities
2. The control of the school’s finances.
All decisions are taken by the full Board, which meets four times each year. The Management Committee of the Board, which comprises a sub-set of the Governors, meets eleven times each year and approves the budget and all capital expenditure. The Management Committee is also concerned with staffing and the upkeep of school facilities.
The Board consists of 28 members (27 voting and the Headmaster non-voting) appointed as follows:-
5 Governors elected by the Council of the Diocese of Armagh
Rev. P Gamble (Acting Chairman) Very Revd G J O Dunstan, Dean of Armagh (Chairman of the Management Committee) Revd M Kingston Revd M Hagan Mr M Dickson
3 Governors elected by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland
Rev A D Davidson Mr W H Scott Rev E P Gamble (Vice-chairman)
1 Governor elected by the Conference of the Methodist Church in Ireland
Mr H McMullan
6 Co-Opted Governors
Mr T Edgar Mrs K Taylor Mr D R D Mitchell Mrs R Shilliday Lord Kilclooney of Armagh Mrs K Reaney
6 Governors appointed by the Department of Education and the Education Authority
3 Department of Education
Mrs S L Ross Mr G Berry Mr M Greenaway
3 Education Authority
Vacant Mr I Lewis Mr I McCall
3 Parent Governors
Pastor I Grant Mr I Hutchinson
Mr B Taylor
3 TEACHER GOVERNORS
Mr D Cunningham Mr H Millar Mrs G L Montgomery
Mr G G W Montgomery
SECRETARY TO THE BOARD
Mr S T H McConnell
Since the school’s inception in 1608, the Chairman of the Board of Governors has been the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All-Ireland.