Board of Management Meeting May 13th 2020


Divine Word NS Board of Management Meeting


Date 13/05/2020 Time 7.00pm
Venue Zoom online (COVID 19 Pandemic)
Present Daire Keogh, John Williams, Fr. Jim Mulherin, Mary O’Sullivan, David Gildea, Leisel Kealy, Peter Leonard Clare-Marie Murphy


Opening Prayer – Hail Mary
Chairpersons Report Thanked staff for efforts and John for his leadership during this pandemic.
Child Protection ·       Principals Oversight Report

·       Checklist for Annual Review of the Child Protection Policy

Principal’s Report ·       Discussion regarding Covid 19 distance learning and use of Edmodo and Seesaw platforms.

·       Weekly staff meetings via Zoom for whole staff/SEN/In school management.

·       Teachers providing CPD to our own staff via Zoom on Seesaw, Promethean, RM Maths etc

·       School building access for teachers discussed and protocols in place.

·       One parent from each family invited to collect books and equipment next Wed 20th May at designated times.

·       SNA Allocation

·       Report cards

·       No standardised testing this year

·       Stay Safe lessons must be addressed by parents at home.

·       Preparations for the return to school for the school year 2020/21will be addressed by the board when guidelines are issued from the department.


Policies and Circulars ·       Admissions Policy approved by the school Patron, Archbishops House.
Finance ·       Voluntary Sub discussed

·       Swimming refunds to be issued.