St Aidan's Community School

BOM Agreed Report

BOM Agreed Report, Tuesday,30/5/23, @1800, Stephen O'Brien, Teacher Nominee o the BOM
  • Minutes of previous meeting, read and accepted. Finance Committee met before the BOM. Accounts read and accepted.
  • Child protection oversight was conducted and a bullying checklist was completed.
  • Reports given on recent visits to the school in particular our visit from The Minister for Education, Ms.Norma Foley.
  • Updates on ongoing building and work in the school.
  • New floors to be completed over the summer. Toilets completed.
  • Roof replacement in progress.
  • New BOM is to be covened, Principal contacting relevant parties.
  • Incoming numbers revised upwards due to an increase in demand for places in our school.
  • Post Holders reviews completed.
  • Further details of Transition Year discussed.
  • Next meeting to be arranged by the incoming BOM.
BOM Agreed Report, Tuesday, 25/4/23, @1800, Stephen O'Brien, Teacher Nominee on the BOM.
  • Minutes of previous meeting, read and accepted. Finance Committee met before the BOM. Accounts read and accepted.
  • Minister of Education, Ms.Norma Foley, Visit- Upcoming visit and itinerary for the Ministerial visit on the 26/4/23 was discussed.
  • Noted the amount of positive work being carried out in the school.
  • The School was awarded the PDST National Literacy Award. “Readers for Life” was awarded to us as we were granted the “Well Read” award in 2018. A massive achievement.
  • Work on the appointment of new Board will commence as term of the outgoing Board approaches.
  • Building updates were provided. There are several summer and emergency works projects ongoing at various stages. The provision and maintenance of high quality buildings and facilities remains a high priority for the Board.
  • Child protection oversight was conducted and a bullying checklist was completed.
  • As student numbers in the school continue to rise, allocation and additional staffing resources proposed by the Department of Education were discussed.
  • Recruitment processes for the 2023/4 school year will commence and post reviews will be conducted.
  • A school transfer day for incoming first year students will take place on 10th May 2023.
  • Next Meeting , Tuesday, 30th May @ 1800.

BOM Agreed Report, Wednesday 15th March 2023 @18.00, Stephen O'Brien, Teacher Nominee on the BOM.
  • Minutes of previous meeting, read and accepted. Updated Admissions Policy ratified and corrections highlighted.
  • Matters arising- School has switched from Ulster Bank.
  • Suspensions down nearly 50% on the same selected period (quarter1) from last year.
  • Finance Committee met before, accounts passed.
  • Ongoing issues with the building explained.
  • The amount of positive endeavours being carried out in the school on a daily basis was highlighted in the Principal's Report, the Spotlite Programme was mentioned. School was selected as a showcase to address the AJP.
  • All policies updated and will be ratified by the BOM over the next few meetings.
  • BOM will meet again twice before the end of the academic year.
BOM Agreed Report- Tuesday,31/1/23 at 6pm- Stephen O'Brien, Teacher Nominee on the Board.
  • Minutes of previous meetings read and accepted.
  • Some changes regarding BOM meeting protocol have been introduced following recent training.
  • Finance Statement read and accepted.
  • Terms of Reference for the financial sub-committee to be amended at the next meeting.
  • Update to the BOM on the current building works, the Board visited the toilets to see the progression of the project.
  • Oversight Report on Child Protection and Bullying was completed.
  • Application for school year 23/24 closed.
  • Upcoming "Transfer Day" discussed.
  • Plans for the schools 40th Anniversary celebrations discussed.
BOM Agreed Report- Thursday 15th December 2022 at 6pm,- Stephen O'Brien, Teacher Nominee on the Board.
    • Minutes of previous meeting/ matters arising
    • Finance statement, committee met before BOM meeting- details of almost 500,00 euro in additional funding provided to the school for toilet refurbishment and engineering/technology room upgrades.
    • Health and Safety- Ms.Elizabeth Sheen will co-ordinate Health adn Safety guidance as part of her AP2. She has also taken over the roel of ACE Co-Ordinator.
    • A revised bullying policy and and plan is being coordinated by Ms/.Catriona Abecia.
    • Principal’s Report
    • A parents evening for Ukrainian parents took place.
    • The school has engaged with PDST as part of a pilot for review & renewal of the DEIS plan. The awarding of Tallaght Person of the Year to Principal Kevin Shortall.
    • ACCS has asked the school to represent C&C schools at a meeting in March 20023 of religious trustees and the ETB regarding the future and benefits of the community school model.

    • The ongoing work of the school regarding Student Voice & its engagement with ACCS, CDI & DCYA

    • The schools recent elevated placement on the annual feeder schools list above several other local schools.

    • The recent visits of ACCS general and assistant general secretaries and Loreto Education Centre Personnel.

    • The recent visits of ACCS general and assistant general secretaries and Loreto Education Centre Personnel.

    • The student council podcasts on Spotify.

    • The annual Christmas hamper event.
    • Board of Management individual training scheduled for 17th January 2023
    • AOB/Agreed Report,next meeting 31/1/23 @ 1800.
    • The student council podcasts on Spotify.
    • The annual Christmas hamper event.
    • Board of Management individual training scheduled for 17th January 2023
    • AOB/Agreed Report,next meeting 31/1/23 @ 1800.
BOM Agreed Report- Tuesday 8/11/22- Stephen O'Brien, Teacher Nominee on the Board.
  • The minutes of the previous meeting read and passed.
  • Our Admissions Notice which has been agreed and published. New dates are as follows- Open, Friday 18/11/22, Close, Friday, 20th Jan 2023.
  • Our Admissions Policy will be reviewed with admission to ASD/Special Class in mind.
  • Our current Code of Behaviour will be reviewed with specific amendments to certain areas.
  • Building- Toilet refurbishment,November 2022. A series of upgrades regarding the school building and campus are being discussed and actively pursued.
  • Appoinment of new teachers ratified.
  • Increase enrolement and teacher allocation is now in place.
  • The Board discussed the issue of Bullying in terms of: Any cases reported, protective factors and action, and individual or collective actions and responses depending on any case or need arising as is required at every meeting.
  • The Board reviewed and completed the child protection mandated report which is required at every inperson meeting.
  • Next Meeting, Thursday 15/12/22
BOM Agreed Report- Thursday, 22/9/22- Stephen O’Brien, Teacher Nominee on the Board.
  • Minutes of previous meeting, matters arising.
  • Financial Statement (finance sub Committee met at 17-30)
  • Building/Equipment- The school is engaging with the Department of Education, politicians and other concerned parties to complete many school improvements and additions. An overall plan for the future of the building and campus is being formulated.
  • Strategic Plan- The Board proposed the development of school strategic plan at its May meeting. Mr. Stephen O Brien will lead this work and the Board has agreed on 6 key areas to work on over the next 5 years. They are: The Building, Digital Strategy, School Programs, Wellbeing, Student Voice, PR
  • Principal’s Report- The principal told the Board of key developments and initiatives in the school relating to, increased enrolment, engagement and partnership with outside agencies, wellbeing initiatives, school events, support for Ukranian students & families and new members of staff.
  • AOB
  • The Board discussed the issue of Bullying in terms of: Any cases reported, protective factors and action, and individual or collective actions and responses depending on any case or need arising as is required at every meeting.
  • The Board reviewed and completed the child protection mandated report which is required at every inperson meeting.
  • The next meeting is Tuesday, 8th November, 2022 @ 18-00.
Apr 22
2024
Discretionary Day off. School closed.
May 06
2024
May Bank Holiday.
May 10
2024
Croke Park Meeting, one hour 1145-1245.
May 17
2024
Croke Park Meeting, one hour 1145-1245.
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