Board of Management

The Scoil Mhuire Board of Management manages the school on behalf of the patron of the school and is accountable to the patron, the Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell, and the Minister of Education. The Board must uphold the characteristic spirit (ethos) of the school and is accountable to the patron for so doing.

A board is selected for a 4 year term and the current Board members are as follow:


Board Members 2024-2027

Chairperson & Patron’s Nominee: Br. Phil Ryan 

Secretary & Principal: Brian Coleman

Patron’s Nominee: Fr. Mike O’Sullivan

Community Nominee: Sarah Kenny

Community Nominee: Eoin Mc Bennett

Parents’ Nominee: Deanna Mc Cluskey

Parents’ Nominee: Damian Bruce 

Teachers’ Nominee: Paul Timmins 



Agreed Report

The Scoil Mhuire Board of Management issue an “Agreed Report” at the end of each of their meetings. These reports are available to be read here:

Agreed Report 22/05/24


Key Activities of the Board

The Board is responsible for managing the school to ensure that all students receive the best possible education. Its key responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing the school plan.
  • Appointing the principal, teachers, and other staff.
  • Ensuring the school complies with the Education Act 1998.
  • Promoting communication between the school, parents, and the community, and supporting the formation and activities of a parents’ association.
  • Overseeing the school’s finances, ensuring comprehensive insurance, maintaining proper accounts, and making annual accounts available to the patron and school community.
  • Ensuring child protection and welfare are integrated into all school policies and practices, and that Child Protection Procedures are fully implemented.
  • Establishing a code of behavior and an anti-bullying policy.
  • Complying with Garda vetting requirements before hiring or placing anyone in contact with children or vulnerable persons.
  • Maintaining confidentiality in discussions and documents unless otherwise agreed, and disclosing any conflicts of interest.
  • Informing parents about its activities.

Additional information on boards of management can be found in the updated Governance Manual for Primary Schools 2023 – 2027 and on the Department of Education’s website.

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