Board Training

In conjunction with the Department of Education and Skills, Educate Together offers training and support to Boards of Management, helping schools maintain high levels of leadership and governance. The national office provides both face-to-face training sessions normally held in Education Centres, and webinars which can be accessed online.

Training is provided in the following areas:

  • The Board as a Corporate Entity
  • Data Protection
  • Child Protection Guidelines
  • Finance
  • Legal Issues
  • Anti-bullying Procedures
  • Recruitment and Appointment

Please note as of January 2024, board training modules are undergoing re-development. Dates will be added once the redeveloped modules are made available.

Upcoming Training

Upcoming training opportunities are listed below.  Updates are sent via email to chairpersons and principals.

Principals’ and Chairpersons’ training with Appointment Procedures 

10.00am to 4.30pm Saturday 20th April (in person session at West Dublin Education Centre)

West Dublin Education Centre, TU Dublin Campus, Old Blessington Rd, Tallaght, Dublin 24, D24 PX58

This full day’s training will take place in person and the morning is for principals and chairpersons only.  The afternoon session will look at the recruitment and appointment of school staff in detail.  We would like to encourage all new chairpersons and all new principals who have not availed of this training to attend.  Experienced chairpersons and principals are also very welcome and are encouraged to attend.  This is a repeat of the training delivered in Portlaoise on 10th February.  Lunch is included.

Please click here to register

Online support groups

The national office moderates two closed email groups, one for Chairpersons and one for Treasurers of Boards of Management. The online groups provide a private space for discussion, sharing of ideas and solutions to issues and general networking opportunities. If you would like to be part of either of these email groups, please email