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BOM

As is the case of all Primary Schools they are managed by a Board of Management.

 

Scoil Dairbhre’s board is made up of the following people:

 

  • Ann Geary – Chairperson 
  • Emily Brennan – Secretary
  • Fionnuala Gracey – Treasurer
  • Martin Noonan
  • Declan Callan
  • Elaine Cluskey
  • Jane O’Hare – Teacher Representative

 

 

Functions of the Board of Management

  • The board’s main function is to manage the school on behalf of the patron and for the benefit of the students and to provide an appropriate education for each student at the school. 
  • The principal is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school, including guidance and direction of the teachers and other staff of the school, and is accountable for that management. 
  • The Board should adopt a child-centred approach to all of its work. It must also have regard to the efficient use of resources (particularly the grants provided by the State), the public interest in the affairs of the school and accountability to students, parents and the community. The Board must also uphold the characteristic spirit (ethos) of the school and is accountable to the patron for so doing.

 

 

Activities on the Board

Essentially, the board manages the school. Among other things:

  • It has responsibility for drawing up the school plan and for ensuring that it is implemented.
  • It appoints the Principal, the teachers and other staff.
  • It must ensure that the school fulfills its functions as set out in the Education Act, 1998.
  • It must promote contact between the school, the parents and the community and must facilitate and give all reasonable help to a parents’ association in its formation and its activities.
  • 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 Science and/or the Comptroller and Auditor General. Its annual accounts must be available to the patron and the school community.

 

 

Agreed Reports:

BOM Agreed Report 6-10-22

 

Our Board of Management work very hard in a voluntary capacity for the benefit of all the children in Scoil Dairbhre and it is very much appreciated by all.

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