Boards of Management

The Department provides support to school management bodies to enable the training and development of Boards of Management.  A programme of training is in place to assist Boards in the discharge of their duties, as consistent with national and Department of Education & Skills priorities.

Which school management bodies are represented on the Board of Management training programme? 

The post-primary sector is represented by the Association of Community & Comprehensive Schools (ACCS), JMB/AMCSS Secretariat of Secondary Schools, Irish Vocational Education Association (IVEA) and the National Parents Council - Post- Primary.

The primary sector is represented by An Foras Pátrúnachta an Scoileanna Lán Ghaeilge, Educate Together, National Association of Board of Management in Special Education (NABMSE), Muslim Primary Education Board (MPEB), Catholic Primary School Management Association (CPSMA), Church of Ireland Board of Education,Gaelscoileanna, and the National Parents Council - Primary.

What modules does the Board of Management Training programme cover?

The five core modules are:

  • The Board as a Corporate Entity
  • Employment Law
  • Financial Management
  • Legal Issues
  • Child Protection Guidelines.

How is training delivered?

Each management body organises and delivers training across the country to the Boards of Management of the schools which they represent through the Education Centre Network.  This network, which receives funding from the Department, consists of 21 full-time and 9 part-time centres.

What was the rationale behind the Board Of Management Training programme set up by the Department?

The scheme was developed in recognition of the responsibility which the Education Act has imposed on Boards of Management and the increasingly complex environment in which they must operate.



Address: Drumcondra Education Centre, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.

Phone:  (01) 857 6400

Fax:  (01) 857 6499