Agreed Report from BOM meeting of June 18th, 2019

· Board member Mark Casey was congratulated on his success in the local elections

· The Department of Education and Skills has granted temporary accommodation for the 2nd Special ASD class.

· Extra funding was granted for the Summer Works Scheme for the installation of windows and external insulation.

· The Health and Safety Policy was ratified

· The Annual Report was discussed and is available on School Website.

· The School Self Evaluation report and School Improvement Plan for 2019/2020 was presented.

· Date of next meeting –Tuesday October 1st.

Agreed Report from BOM Meeting on May 7th, 2019

Apologies: Una Tierney, Christy Mannion

In Attendance: Josephine Donohue, Mary Kenny, Sr. Una, John Dromey, Frances Sheehan, Martha O'Reilly

  • Presentation from Student Council class reps. Chairperson thanked them for their work.

  • Proposal to also link with Parents Council early next year.

  • Expressed sympathy to Catriona Connolly on the loss of her father.

  • Minutes: proposed and seconded.

  • CEIST congratulated BOM on account keeping following examination of accounts for Year ended 31 August 2018.

  • Health and Safety policy due to be ratified in June BOM

  • Child Protection Oversight Report

  • Technology Inspection-reviewed summary of Main Findings and Recommendations.

  • Ratification of selection committee for teaching posts.

  • Update on SWS 2019

  • Principal's Report- congratulations to all teams and coaches on their wonderful achievements.

  • Date of next meeting on the 13th of June @ 6.00pm for Finance Committee and 6.30pm for the Board of Management.

Agreed Report from BOM meeting of Mar 7th , 2019

The annual review of the school’s Child Safeguarding took place. This review was conducted in accordance with the “Checklist for Review of the Child Safeguarding Statement” published on the Department’s ‘website Letters of Notice to CEIST, School Community, School Personnel and Parents Council were signed.

The Board congratulated the Senior Boys and Girls Football teams and their coaches on their recent successes

Date of next meeting May 7th, 2019

Agreed Statement from BOM Meeting on 12 February 2019

In Attendance: Mary Kenny, Josephine Donohue, Christy Mannion, Sr. Úna Purcell, Martha O’Reilly, Úna Tierney

Apologies from: Mark Casey, Frances Sheehan & John Dromey.

● Matters Arising: Discussion on SENO’s letter requesting opening of 2nd

Special ASD class.

● Correspondents: were read out.

● Attendance of Student Council representatives to be rescheduled.

● Finance: Income and Expenditure Account, Balance Sheet and Reconciliation


● Child Protection: A Guide to Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspections

discussed. Review of checklist for Review of the Child Safeguarding

Statement/Risk Assessment

● Discussion on Child Protection and parental/supporters attendance at games

especially indoor games -to be continued at the next meeting.

● Principals Business: Staff leave and Job Share applications discussed.

● Report on Seno’s Review of SNA posts

● BOM Meeting on the 7th of March @ 18:30 for Child Safeguarding and CIDs.

Agreed Statement of Board of Management meeting 18.12.18

In Attendance: Mary Kenny, Josephine Donohue, Christy Mannion, Sr. Una Purcell, Frances Sheahan , Martha O’Reilly, Apologies from: Una Tierney, John Dromey

  • Minutes proposed from previous meeting.

  • Matters arising-Education fund was discussed.

  • Discussion around opening a 2nd ASD class.

  • School development planning reviewed results of Junior Certificate 2018

  • Update on SSE- a number of strategies are ongoing. Two stars and a wish is one of the strategies that is being rolled out. Give formative feedback, Cooperative teaching and differentiated learning outcomes are also being developed

  • Review of the Health and Safety policy to be completed.

  • School accounts for year ending August 31st, 2018 have been forwarded to CEIST

  • Child Protection Oversight Report discussed.

  • Principal's Report-congratulated all staff and students on a fantastic School Show.

  • The Board congratulated all the teams and coaches on their achievements to date.

  • Date for next meeting Feb 12th.

Agreed Statement from BOM meeting 13 November 2018

Board of Management


In Attendance: Mary Kenny, Josephine Donohue, Christy Mannion, Sr. Una Purcell, Frances

Sheehan , Martha O’Reilly, John Dromey, Mark Casey.

Apologies from: Una Tierney.

● Minutes proposed from previous meeting.

● Academic tracking and subject tracking assigned as new APII post

● New AP1 Post has been granted in 2018/2019 Schedule of Posts. This will be


● Review of Health and Safety policy has begun.

● Alliance Insurance are conducting advisory visits for health and safety in post

primary schools.

● The Admissions Policy was reviewed in line with new Admissions Bill.

● A generous gift of 1.5 Acres has been given by the Sisters of Mercy to the School.

Legal transfer of property has started. BOM is very grateful for the gift. This field is

adjacent to the School campus.

● James Hughes met the Finance Sub Committee to present the Accounts for the Year

ending August 31 st , 2018.

● The Board congratulated all the teams and coaches on their success to date.

Date for next meeting Dec 18

Agreed Statement from BOM Meeting 25th September 2018

September 25th: Agreed Report from BOM meeting of Mercy Secondary School

● Sympathy was expressed to Mark Casey, Sr. Una Purcell and Carol O'Sullivan.

● Leaving Cert Results 2018 was discussed. Principal presented an Analysis for the Board. Junior Cert results will be discussed at next meeting. Staff was thanked for their great work with the Leaving Certs.

● A decision was taken that the BOM Further Education fund of €3000 for teachers and SNAs would be made available for this school year. Applications are invited to be submitted before November 31st . A decision will be taken at following BOM meeting.

● School development planning- Number of subjects discussed going forward for incoming first years. Based on the new Well Being Program there must be 5 classes of Wellbeing in second year.

● A discussion took place on Steam vs Stem. It was agreed that we continue to offer a broad education for the holistic development of the student which is seen as a great strength of Mercy Ballymahon.

● Posts of Responsibilities discussed. Members of selection committees ratified.

● Finance- Summary and End of year accounts discussed.

● Additional Accommodation- Principal has submitted further information as requested by the Building Unit of DES to support an application for additional accommodation and ASD Unit.

● Next full meeting: 13th of November.