Board of Management
Board of Management

Chairman: Noel Ryan
Secretary:
Treasurer: Dermot Cogan
Committee Members: Fr. Paddy Buckley, Maria Foley, John Paul O’Shea,

Dermot Cogan (Parents Representative), Mary Ryan (Parents Representative)

General Information

The current  Board of Management of  Glantane National School was formed in November 2015 and will run for a four year term. The board  meets on a monthly basis throughout the school year.

Many thanks to all those past and present who have contributed to the running of our school.

Please feel free to contact the above Board members if you have any queries or concerns.

Functions of the Board

The board’s main function is to manage the school on behalf of the patron and for the benefit of the students and to provide an appropriate education for each student at the school.

In carrying out its functions, the board must

  • Act in accordance with Ministerial policy
  • Uphold the ethos of the school and be accountable to the patron for this. This ethos is the characteristic spirit of the school as determined by the cultural, educational, moral, religious, social, linguistic and spiritual values and traditions which inform and are characteristic of the objectives and conduct of the school.
  • Act in accordance with the law and with any deed, charter, or similar instrument relating to the school.
  • Consult with and inform the patron of decisions and proposals
  • Publish the school’s policy on admission to and participation in the school, including its policy on expulsion and suspension of students, admission and participation by students with disabilities or with other special educational needs
  • Ensure that the school’s admissions policy respects the choices of parents and the principles of equality and that it complies with Ministerial directions, having regard to the school ethos and the constitutional rights of all concerned
  • Have regard for the principles and requirements of a democratic society and promote respect for the diversity of values, beliefs, traditions, languages and ways of life in our society
  • Have regard to the efficient use of resources (particularly the grants provided by the State), the public interest in the affairs of the school and accountability to students, parents and the community
  • Use the resources provided by the State to make reasonable provision and accommodation for students with disabilities or special needs, including, if necessary, the adaptation of buildings or provision of special equipment.