Wicklow Educate Together National School Board of Management Meeting Tuesday 25th October 2018 Report to the school community

Present Robert Greene, Sinéad Watson, Eamonn O’Hanrahan, Graham Byrne, Brian Fitzsimons, Michelle Adebisi, Koryne Smyth

Minutes The minutes of the previous BOM meeting were adopted by the meeting.

Percent for Art Donna and Christine from the Percent for Art committee presented their final project choice by artist Fiona Murphy. The proposal is for the piece to be placed where the seated logs are outside the front of the school.

Insurance There is a substantial increase on the premium since the previous year.

Premises The Board will write to Simon Harris regarding outstanding snagging issues and to the Department of Education requesting that this school be included in the inspection plan for rapid build schools, as we have concerns after recent rapid build issues.
The Board considered a proposal from Ronan Rose Roberts architects regarding building an extra classroom to facilitate children with additional needs, this will be lodged with DES

Pre Enrolment update 2019 was discussed

Policies The Board ratified the following policies
Child Safeguarding Statement
Data Protection Policy
Induction Policy

Care team The care team met for the first time last week. It is envisioned that they will have a significant role to play in reviewing the code of behaviour.

Enrolment policy Sinéad proposed that a sub-committee is set up regarding this policy.

Finance Rob informed the PTA of the current school financial situation.
AIB banking and pupil personal accident insurance was also discussed

ET report The General Members Meeting will take place on November 10th.
Rob will attend a support group meeting for schools that have moved into new permanent buildings.

PTA report The PTA have discussed ideas for a major fundraiser for the school. Amongst the ideas are Strictly Come Dancing, The Oscars and Lip Sync.

After school activities Uptake is very good, an expression of interest will be resent regarding after school care, to possibly be started in January if there is sufficient interest.

The Board also considered some routine matters, which for reasons of confidentiality are not included in this report

Date of next meeting – Tuesday December 6th