The Board of Management of Firhouse Educate Together National School
Chairperson: Francis Fullen Patron Representative: Luke O'Shaughnessy Parent Representative: Catrin Prys-Cummins Parent Representative: TBC Community Representative: Brian Buckley Community Representative: Mary Carron Teacher representative: Sarah Coughlan Principal: Niamh Byrne
What is the Board of Management?
Monday 13th September 2021
All members were present.
Return to school: The children and staff were very excited to return to school on Wednesday 1st September. We have many new staff to our school this year.
Covid 19: There has been a number of Covid 19 cases throughout our school. Our response has been guided by HSE Public Health Advice. Emails were sent to all families to keep them informed of positive cases within our school community.
Our focus points for the year ahead: Literacy: a team of teachers was formed to continue to develop our approaches in Literacy across the school. The teachers have met weekly to outline topics and share best practice in reading, writing and oral language. We have also introduced team teaching across class levels using strategies such as Daily 5 and Guided Reading.
Positive behaviour A positive behaviour support team (PBST) of teachers and ISAs was created. This team will work in collaboration with the NCSE to continue our development of a whole school positive behaviour plan.
Maths equipment A variety of math equipment was purchased for the senior classes in our school. We recognise the importance of using concrete materials to enhance teaching and learning of mathematics.
Other discussions: Smart watches/Personal devices: The board reviewed our personal devices policy which was also circulated to parents.