Training Courses For Boards of Management
In October 2013, twenty-six Educate Together schools received board of management training on Legal Issues over two days in Dublin and Cork. The feedback from from the sessions was very positive.
Some of the comments from board members were:
" Very good, excellent speaker, very clear explanations of the issues".
"Very clear presentation. Very enjoyable to listen to. Excellent knowledge of subject areas covered".
"Very interesting, all Board members should be encouraged to attend this Legal training"
Over the rest of the 2013/2014 school year Educate Together will provide face-to-face board of management training on three other important areas:
Module 1: The Board as a Corporate Entity- which introduces the work of a board of management, sets the context for its work and outlines the responsibilities of board members.
Module 2: Appointment Procedures- which focuses on recruitment of teachers and special needs assistants, appointments to posts of responsibilities and appeals.
Module 4- Financial Management- which focuses on the collective responsibility of the board in financial matters, the role and responsibilities of the Treasurer and how to establish good accounting practices.
The poster attached below details where and when the training will take place. To book your place please email Jarlath.Costello@educatetogether.ie . Please be advised that capacity at some of the venues is limited so the earlier you book the better!
Module 3: Child Protection is currently available to board members in an online format on our moodle site. Module 1 and Module 2 are also available online.
To access the online modules for the first time you need to register on the moodle site, confirm your registration (click on link in your email) and sign in.
The first time you access each module you will be asked for an enrolment key. This is a one time only request. The enrolment keys for all modules are available from the national office.
This training is part of the National Programme of Training for Boards of Management of Primary Schools which is funded by the Department of Education and Skills.