Board of Management
DescriptionBoards of management of primary schools are appointed for a four year term. The term of office for new boards of management is from 1 December 2019 to 30 November 2023. The Board manages the school on behalf of the patron and is accountable to the patron and the Minister. The board must uphold the characteristic spirit (ethos) of the school and is accountable to the patron for so doing. 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. All boards of management of primary schools assuming office from 1 December 2019 onwards are required to adhere to the provisions of the Governance Manual for Primary Schools 2019–2023.
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. It is important that from the outset, the Board carefully considers its role and responsibilities and identifies the key activities and priorities that it will address during its term of office. These will vary from school to school depending on the school’s individual circumstances.
Under the patronage of His Grace The Archbishop of Cashel and Emly Caherelly National School is administered by a Board of Management. The current board members, elected in 2023 are:
Chairperson: Mrs. Brigid Teefy
Patrons Nominee : Mr Matt Ward
Principal/Secretary : Mrs. Niamh McGuinness
Teacher Nominee : Ms Jane Conway
Parents Nominee: Ms. Audrey Browne Collins, Mr Brian O'Connor
Wider Community Representatives: Fr Eddie Cleary, Mrs. Janet Greene
The board meet at regular intervals during the school year and extra ordinary meetings may be called if the need arises.
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