Le Cheile ETNS Board of Management Agreed Report 14/09/2014
Minutes of last meeting & matters arising: Minutes adopted
Total number of children in the school: 447
Number required to maintain existing staff: 426
- Staffing for 2014-2015: All permanent staff at school except Claire Connaughton who is being replaced by Patricia Burke (5th class). Clodagh on maternity leave being replaced by Niamh Stapleton since 22nd Sept, (Special Education). Dolores O’Donoghue replacing Yvonne as SNA, on career break. Rachel and Nicola replacing Sandra and Denise who resigned their permanent positions.
- Post holders of staff:
Rosemary: Deputy Principal, Yard Supervision, Book Rental Coordinator, receipt holder for resources purchased by teachers.
Kim: Green schools, early morning supervision, junior literacy
Monica: Maths, book rental, chess, P.E.
Emma: Special Education, Gaeilge
Maureen: Gaeilge, Student Council, art
School really feeling the effects of the moratorium on posts. We have lost three now due resignation of Susan and Sandra and Clodagh’s maternity leave.
Anne: Senior SNA
Fiona Senior SNA in Anne’s absence
Heather, Treasa: IT
Midterm: 24th October- 3rd November
Standardised Testing: 11th-13th November and 18th-20th November
Christmas Holidays: 19th– January 5th December
Parent Teacher Meetings: 17th February
Spring Break: 18th– 23rd February
Easter holidays: 27th March-13th April
Summer break: 24th June
- Staff meetings:
Teacher In-Service October 21st
- Post- Holders Meetings:
- SNA Meetings:
17th October 6th class
21st November 4th class
30th January 3rd class
13th March 5th class
24th April 2nd class
15th May 1st class
- Medical Matters:
Medical Forms have been sent out- 45 children need medication in school time. Completed indemnity forms to be returned and signed in school in presence of witness by 30th September.
Diabetic nurse did training with the relevant staff on 10th September. Two diabetic children have different insulin pumps. Team broken into two- half for each pump.
Staff have volunteered to work on various policies in teams.
Policies selected for review:
The gifted child
Fire Safety and Drill
Health and Safety
Administration of medicine
Policy on diabetes to be updated by diabetic team
Critical incidents to be updated by Critical Incidents team
New staff representatives-Susan Savage and Maureen.
Met with chairperson, Susie, on 15th September.
Meetings with FR to be monthly following PTA meetings.
After school activities to commence from week of 29th September. All bookings being done online.
AGM to be held on 14th October.
Desirability of class reps discussed
- Catholic Association
Classes to commence from 29th September
- School Psychologist, Pol Bond
Coming to school on 27th September
- Special Education
5.25 Special Education teachers in school this year.
5 fulltime SNAS, 1 for Infant day.
System up and running.
New proposals for appointment of SET teachers of concern.
New photocopiers installed on 19th September
- Other school events:
Intercultural training for staff 22nd September
Music in the Classroom/ Cross Border Orchestra events organised for next term.
5 trainee teachers from St. Pat’s coming in spring term
Proposal for Bollywood fundraiser on 24th October
- An incident where a pupil was reported missing to the school was discussed in detail. The critical Incident Committee are to meet to discuss further.
Chairperson’s Report: Chairperson absent
Treasurer’s Report: Discussed.
Matter of networking discussed; not complete, installer of points to be consulted.
E-mail addresses of all of school population requested.
Cost of texting using Alladin to be examined
AGM on October 14th
Date of next meeting:
Wednesday November 5th at 7.30 p.m.