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Bush Primary School & Nursery Unit, Dungannon

Board of Governors

B.O.G. Membership and Responsibilities

The school's Board of Governors are committed to ensuring that Bush Primary is a quality school, meeting the needs of the children and the community it serves. The Board of Governors are ultimately responsible for the overall management of the school, including the appointment of staff.

Some of their duties include:

  1. The oversight of the curriculum. 
  2. The control of the budget. 
  3. The provision of information to parents. 
  4. The selection of staff. 
  5. The maintenance of the premises (shared responsibility with the SELB) 
  6. The Admissions’ Policy. 
  7. Fostering links with the local community and pursuing the objectives of Mutual Understanding. 


The Governors continue to maintain and develop the facilities to a high standard.

The Curriculum

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 in English, Maths, Science & Technology, Environment & Society, Creative & Expressive and RE. Teachers continue to thoroughly plan, deliver and evaluate all aspects of the Northern Ireland Curriculum. 

Governor Members 

  • Mr B Davidson (Chairperson)
  • Mrs K Harvey (Vice - Chairperson)
  • Mrs M Boyd
  • Mr K Boyd
  • Mr R Morrow
  • Rev Canon Matthew Hagan
  • Mrs S McCollum
  • Mrs B McKenzie (Teacher Rep)
  • Mrs Lindsey Ferguson (Teacher Rep)
  • Mrs P McAlister (Secretary) 

Annual Report