Board of Management
The Board of Management acts on behalf of our patron Educate Together, and in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Education and Skills. It operates as ‘a corporate body’. This means that the board acts as one unit in terms of its function in addressing the business of the school.
The role and method of operation of boards of management of primary schools was agreed by the Department of Education, the school managers, parents and teachers in 2003. The Constitution of Boards and Rules of Procedures, revised in 2011, sets out the key activities of the Board.
Essentially, the board manages the school, and among other things:
It has responsibility for drawing up the school plan and ensuring its implementation.
It appoints the principal, the teachers and other staff.
It must ensure that the school fulfils its functions as set out in the Education Act 1998.
It promotes contact between the school, the parents and the community and must facilitate and give all reasonable help to a Parents / Guardians association in its formation and its activities.
It has overall responsibility for the school' finances.
It is obliged to have comprehensive insurance cover for the school.
It must keep proper accounts.
It must ensure that child protection and welfare are taken into account in all of the school’s policies, practices and activities.
It must ensure the school has a Code of Behaviour and an Anti-Bullying Policy.
The current members of the Board of Management of Cherrywood ETNS are:
Nollaig Green - Patron Nominee and Chairperson
Siobhán Hackett - Community Nominee and Treasurer
Joe Lennon - Principal and Secretary
Mícheál Sheenan - Community Nominee
Gráinne Whyte - Teacher Nominee
Vita Coleman - Patron Nominee
Fiona Snow - Parent Nominee
Quentin Geldenhuys - Parent Nominee
The Board of Management's Agreed Reports can be viewed here.