School Councils

Each ESF primary, secondary and private independent school has a school council in accordance with the resolutions of the Board of Governors. Within this framework, the main responsibilities include working with the principal to establish a strategic direction, approving the curriculum, ensuring that the needs of students are met and approving the annual budget. School councils are also responsible for approving senior appointments, implementing effective procedures for staff management and development and, most importantly, appraising the performance of the principal.

Each school council comprises a chairman and representatives of parents, teachers, support staff and the wider community, as well as the Chief Executive Officer’s representative.