Coláiste Iósaef – Board of Management

The Role of the Board

A board of management for an ETB school has a clear remit to manage that school on behalf of the ETB (and the Trustee Partner in the case of a designated community college), in accordance with legislation; Department of Education and Skills (DES) circulars, guidelines and procedures; and any policies or strategies that the ETB may establish regarding the operation of its schools.

The primary role of a board of management is one of governance. Governance is about providing direction and oversight for a school while ensuring that the rights of all members of the school community are upheld and that the school is accountable for its work.

The functions of a board may, in the main, be categorised under three different headings:

  • Policy setting and Strategic planning
  • Monitoring the implementation of policy, strategy and school development plans
  • Supporting the principal and school staff

Coláiste Iósaef Board Members

  • Canon William Fitzmaurice (Chairperson)
  • Mr. Noel Kelly (Board Secretary)
  • Sr. Teresa Murphy (Trustee Nominee)
  • Mr. Michael O’Connor (Trustee Nominee)
  • Ms. Michele Daly (Staff Nominee)
  • Mr. Brian Finn (Staff Nominee)
  • Councillor Michael Donegan (LCETB Nominee)
  • Councillor Brigid Teefy (LCETB Nominee)
  • Mr. Tom Bulfin (Community Nominee)
  • Marie O’Brien (Parent Nominee)
  • Garreth Bowen (Parent Nominee)
  • Ms. Marita Herbert (Recording Secretary)