Board of Management

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What does the Board of Management do?

There are 8 members of the Board of Management of a National School. Two of these are Staff Nominees (the Principal and an elected teacher), two are Parent Nominees elected by the parent body and two are nominees of the Patron body (Educate Together). When these 6 are in place, they meet and nominate two other members as Community Nominees. Under the Education Act (1998), the Board of Management must undertake to run the school according to the ethos determined by the Patron. Members of the Board of Management participate as volunteers in the school community. Boards of Management generally serve for a four-year term of office. Every board is reappointed and re-elected every four years. Our current board was appointed in December 2011.

Key activities of the Board of Management

Essentially, the Board manages the school, including the following activities:

  1. It has responsibility for drawing up the school plan and ensures that it is implemented
  2. It appoints the Principal, teachers and other staff and provides a direct line of support to the Principal.
  3. It ensures that the school fulfills its functions as set out in the Education Act, 1998.
  4. It must promote contact between the school, the parents and the community and must facilitate and give all reasonable help to a parent/Parent Teacher Association in its formation and its activities.
  5. It has overall responsibility for the school’s finances. it is obliged to have comprehensive insurance cover for the school. It must keep proper accounts, which may be audited by the Department of Education and Skills and/or the Comptroller and Auditor General. Its annual accounts must be available to the patron and the school community.
  6. The Child-centred aspect of the Educate Together Charter ensures that all decisions are taken with the best interests of the children in mind! More information about this charter is available in the ‘What is an Educate Together School?’ booklet available for download on the Educate Together Website.

Click here to access The Board of Management in your Primary School: A guide for parents 

Current Board Members

  • Chairperson Rob Green (Patron Nominee)
  • Principal Sinéad Watson
  • Secretary Eamonn O’Hanrahan (Teacher Nominee)
  • Treasurer Koryne Smyth (Parent Nominee)
  • Policies and ICT Kenia Puig Planella (Community Nominee)
  • Health & Safety Jerry O’Neill (Parent Nominee)
  • Premises Donna Connolly (Community Nominee)
  • Patron Nominee Michelle Adebisi

Minutes from Board of Management Meetings

BOM Meeting Minutes Tues 7th Mar 2017

June 19th, 2017|Categories: BOM Meetings|

Wicklow Educate Together National School Board of Management Meeting 7th March 2017 - Report to the School Community Present Robert Greene, Sinéad Watson, Eamonn O’Hanrahan, Donna Connolly, Jerry O’Neill, Kenia [...]

BOM Meeting Minutes Tues 17th Jan 2017

April 27th, 2017|Categories: BOM Meetings|

Wicklow Educate Together National School Board of Management Meeting 17th January 2017- Report to the School Community Present Robert Greene, Sinéad Watson, Eamonn O’Hanrahan, Jerry O’Neill, Kenia Puig Planella Apologies [...]

BOM Meeting Minutes Tues 13th Dec 2016

April 27th, 2017|Categories: BOM Meetings|

Wicklow Educate Together National School Board of Management Meeting 13th December 2016 - Report to the School Community Present Robert Greene, Sinéad Watson, Eamonn O’Hanrahan, Donna Connolly, Jerry O’Neill, Koryne [...]

BOM Meeting Minutes Wed 9th Nov 2016

November 9th, 2016|Categories: BOM Meetings|

Wicklow Educate Together National School Memo of Minutes of BOM Meeting, Wednesday 9th November 2016 Present – Robert Greene, Sinéad Watson, Eamonn O’Hanrahan, Donna Connolly, Jerry O’Neill, Koryne Smyth, Michelle [...]

BOM Meeting Minutes Tues 11th Oct 2016

October 11th, 2016|Categories: BOM Meetings|

Wicklow Educate Together National School Minutes of BOM Meeting, Tuesday 11th October 2016 Present – Robert Greene, Sinéad Watson, Eamonn O’Hanrahan, Donna Connolly, Kenia Puig Planella, Jerry O’Neill, Koryne Smyth [...]

BOM Meeting Minutes Tues 20th Sept 2016

September 20th, 2016|Categories: BOM Meetings|

Wicklow Educate Together National School Minutes of BOM Meeting, Tuesday September 20th 2016 Present – Robert Greene, Michelle Adebisi, Eamonn O’Hanrahan, Donna Connolly, Kenia Puig Planella, Jerry O’Neill, Koryne Smyth [...]

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