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Board of Management 

What does the Board of Management do?

What are the responsibilities of a Board of Management (BoM)? 

The BoM is responsible for managing the school on behalf of the patron, Educate Together (ET), for the benefit of the students and their parents. The BoM must ensure that the running of the school is child centred and true to the ET ethos. The BoM is accountable to ET and the Minister for Education. 

The BoM is responsible for:-

  • Ensuring the quality of pupil learning and quality of teaching,

  • School finances, 

  • Recruiting staff, and,

  • Developing, implementing and reviewing school policies such as the Enrolment Policy, Child Safeguarding Statement, Code of Behaviour, Anti-Bullying Policy, Complaints Procedures, School Attendance Strategy, and, Health and Safety Statement 


The BoM must ensure that excellent governance is in place to enable the smooth, effective and efficient operation of the school and to support the Principal and Deputy Principal.

What is the responsibility of the Principal?

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 to the BoM. 

Who sits on the BoM and who nominates members of the BoM?


The composition and nomination of members of the GPETNS BoM is set out in the Department of Education and Skills’ Governance Manual for Primary Schools 2019-2023: two nominees of ET, two elected parents representatives, the principal, one elected teacher representative and two community representatives who are nominated by the other BoM members. The patron, community and parent nominee positions are all voluntary. BoM are appointed for a four year term. The term of the GPETNS BoM started on 1st December 2019 and will end on 30th November.

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