Board of Management


The Board of Management includes representatives of parents, teachers, trustees or patron, the principal and the community.   Members of the school's Board of Management are listed below.   Mr. Brendan Lynch (Chairperson) Mr. George O'Hare  (Treasurer and Community Representative) Ms. Jacqui Oakley (Parents’ Nominee) Mr. Andrew Murphy (Parents’ Nominee) Ms. Mairéad Holden (Teachers’ Nominee) Ms. Tina Murray (Patron's Nominee) Ms. Patricia Keeling  (Community Representative) Mr. Pat Furlong (Principal and Secretary to the Board)   What is the Board of Management? All primary schools are managed by a group of four or eight people in larger schools like St. Teresa’s who have an interest in the provision of primary schooling in their local area. This team is made up of parents’ representatives, teachers, and representatives of the patron and community representatives who have a particular interest or expertise.  The Board of Management generally meet once a month during the school year.   Role of Members of the Board of Management The board of management manages the school on behalf of the patron and for the benefit of students. Its job is to make sure that the school is run efficiently and provides all students with a good education.   Responsibilities of the Board The duties of the Board of Management are clearly defined in law and the parents’ role in this is fully acknowledged. The Board of Management provides leadership and ensures effective management of the school, within an agreed school budget and a framework of accountability. In this the board is supported by the principal, the deputy-principal and holders of other posts of responsibility, each with well-defined duties.   Parent Nominees Since parents are the primary educators of their children their representatives have a critical role to play in the management of schools and in supporting the education of their children at school. This is why it is so important that parents hold positions on the Board of Management in our schools.