Kilcoe National School

Skibbereen, Co. Cork

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Board of Management

The Board of Management of Kilcoe National School is constituted as all other Boards of Management's for National Schools. The powers and responsibilities are those as set down for all schools, by the Department of Education and Skills.


Our Board of Management consists of the following:


• Two direct nominees of the Patron

• Two parents of children enrolled in the school (one being a mother, the other a father), elected by the general   body of parents of children enrolled in the school.

• The principal teacher of the school.

• One other teacher on the staff of the school,

• Two extra members proposed by the nominees


Board Members:


Patron's Nominees:


•   Fr. Donal Cahill PP


•         Catherine O'Regan (Chairperson)


Teacher Reps:


•         Ms Michelle Griffin (Principal)


•         Ms Elizabeth Walsh


Parents Reps:


•         Una Carroll


•         Tadhg Murray


Wider Community:


•         Fachtna Whooley


•         Ann Murphy




Functions of the Board of Management


Boards of Management are responsible for the direct government of schools. The duties of the Board of Management include the following:

• The appointment of teachers and ancillary staff;

• Approving school closures;

• Approving teacher absences for a variety of reasons;

• The appointment of teachers to deputy/principal and other posts of responsibility;

• Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation; and

• Ensuring that schools are adequately insured and maintained.



Specific duties of the Chairperson of the Board of Management include;


• Acting as a correspondent with the Department of Education and Skills and all outside bodies;

• Presiding at Board of Management meetings;

• Signing the monthly returns and annual statistical returns; and

• Serving on the selection board for the appointment of teachers.



Our Board of Management work very hard in a voluntary capacity for the benefit of all the children in Kilcoe NS and it is very much appreciated by all.


Read more here about the role of Board of Management's in Primary Schools