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Training Courses For Boards of Management

The term of office of all existing Boards of Management of primary schools will cease on the 30th November 2015, with new Boards taking up their term on the 1st December 2015. Training for the new primary school Boards will take place over the Boards' four year term of office. During the 2015/2016 school year, we'll be offering training on three modules:

The Board as a Corporate Entity:  Introduces the work of a board of management, sets the context for its work and outlines the responsibilities of board members.   

Recruitment and Appointment:  Looks at the procedures around recruitment of teaching staff and Special Needs Assistants (SNAs). Also looks at Posts of Responsibility.  

Financial Management: Focuses on the collective responsibility of the Board for financial matters.

The will also be two training sessions for Second-level Boards of Management:

Embedding an anti-bullying culture in school:  This will look at how to promote a positive school culture and environment

Student Participation: Focuses on promoting student participation in school governance

The poster below details where and when the training will take place. To book your place please email Please be advised that capacity at some of the venues is limited so the earlier you book the better!

The feedback from from our previous training 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 training"


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.
The training for primary schools 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.  

Board of Management Training Schedule 2016

Address: 11 - 12 Hogan Place, Dublin 2, Ireland - Charity Number: CHY 11816