Board of Management Report

Agreed Report

  1. A meeting of the Board of Management of St. Patrick’s N.S., Ballylinan was held in the school on Thursday, 15th March, 2018.
  2. The Board notes the publication of the report on the recent Whole School Evaluation.
  3. The Board agreed to formally adopt and implement in full the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017, including the protocol authorising immediate action detailed in section 7.2.
  4. Maintenance / Property
    Additional security lighting seems to be working well.
  5. Enrolment
    There are currently 40 pupils enrolled to start in September 2018.
  6. Curriculum
    The Aistear programme for infants is being implemented and the children are benefiting from it.
    The introduction of the ‘Literacy Lift Off’ programme will commence during the coming school year.
  7. It was agreed that the next meeting would be on Thursday, 3rd May.

Board of Management Report

Agreed Report

  1. A meeting of the Board of Management of St. Patrick’s N.S., Ballylinan was held in the school on Wednesday, 31st January, 2018.
  2. A response was agreed to the recent WSE report as follows:
    Observations on the content of the inspection report
    The Board of Management welcomes the many positive findings contained in the report. It notes in particular the positive learning atmosphere that exists for pupils and the very high levels of satisfaction with the school among parents and teachers.
    Follow-up actions planned or undertaken since the completion of the inspection activity to implement the findings and recommendations of the inspection.
    The Board accepts the recommendations and has already begun work on prioritising them for implementation.
  3. Maintenance / Property
    Additional security lighting has been installed.
    The school lift was recently inspected and approved by Allianz.
  4. Enrolment
    There were 277 pupils enrolled on 30th September 2017.  281 pupils are needed to retain the current teaching allocation though this may change due to the upcoming reduction in the pupil/teacher ratio.
  5. Staffing
    Congratulations to Ms. Bronwen Kiernan on the recent birth of her son. Ms. Saragh Buggy will replace her until the end of this school year.
  6. Curriculum
    The Aistear programme for infants will shortly get under way.
    The introduction of the ‘Literacy Lift Off’ programme is a priority for the coming school year.

The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for 15th March 2018.