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.