Board Of Management

Role of the Board of Management

A board of management for an ETB school has a clear remit to manage that school on behalf of the ETB, in accordance with legislation; Department of Education and Skills (DES) circulars, guidelines and procedures; and any policies or strategies that the ETB may establish regarding the operation of its schools.
The primary role of a board of management is one of governance. Governance is about providing direction and oversight for a school while ensuring that the rights of all members of the school community are upheld and that the school is accountable for its work.

The main Governance functions of a Board of Management are:

  • Policy formation and strategic planning

  • Monitoring – the implementation of Policy, Strategy, and Plans

  • Supporting the Principal and his/her staff

  • The best Boards comply with the five principles of good Governance by:

  • Providing leadership

  • Exercising control

  • Being transparent and accountable

  • Working effectively

  • Behaving with integrity

Greater focus on the ‘ends’ rather than the ‘means’.

Specific Responsibilities of Boards of Management

  • School Plan & DEIS Action Plan

  • School Planning & Self Evaluation

  • Premises and Equipment

  • Reporting Responsibilities

  • Code of Behaviour

  • Admission, Suspension and Expulsion of Students

  • School Inspections

  • Annual Adoption of Educational Scheme for Schools

  • School Attendance Strategies

  • Chile Protection and Anti Bullying

Community Representatives Mary Hiney & Kieran Conway
ETB Nominees Darragh Fitzpatrick, Colm O’Gogain, Rob Power & Laura Burke
Parent Nominees Hazel Whiteley & Mariusz Turos
Teacher Nominees Kathleen Canniffe & Gary Evans

Community Links

St. Conleth’s CC prides itself on its community involvement and relationships. Some of the community links that St. Conleth’s CC has developed are detailed below.

Bank of Ireland Newbridge.
Computer Science and NUI Maynooth.
FAI (Football Association of Ireland).
Family Resource Centre.
FÁS (Now called SOLAS)
JLO (Juvenile Liaison Officer).
Kildare Leader Partnership.
Maynooth Access Programme.
Proctor and Gamble.
Nov 27
TY Work Experience
Dec 05
3rd Year Parent /Guardian Teacher Meeting
Dec 08
School Closed
Dec 18
Transition Year Portfolio Interviews
Survey on possible school tour for the 2024/2025 school academic year.
Cherry Centre; visit from Newbridge Fire Rescue Service Visit on the 27/11/23
Station road, Newbrige, Co. Kildare.
045 431 417
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