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Title: The Role Of The Principal In The Irish Secondary School System


1
  • The Role Of The Principal In The Irish
    Secondary School System
  • Michael McCann
  • Barcelona, November 2005

2
The Second Level Sector
  • Voluntary Secondary Schools
  • Vocational Schools
  • Community/Comprehensive Schools

3
Patrons/Trustees/Owners
  • Voluntary Secondary - Catholic Religious
    Congregations / orders
  • - Other Church Groups
  • - Lay Owners
  • Vocational - Vocational Education Committees
    (VEC)
  • Community / Comprehensive - Schools held in Trust
    for state by joint trustees (usually religious
    and VEC)

4
Funding
  • Free Education (No Fees)
  • Teachers Salaries (Even in private fee paying
    schools)
  • Other Costs

5
  • The conduct management and finance administration
    of the school shall be under the control of the
    Board of Management…subject to the general
    supervision and control of the trustees..
  • (Articles of Management for Catholic Secondary
    Schools 1998, Par 2(a) )

6
  • The Duties and Responsibilities of Boards of
    Management include inter alia
  • (a) General
  • Ensuring that the needs of all students including
    those with special educational needs are
    identified and provided for
  • Upholding the characteristic spirit of the school
  • Ensuring the school is run in accordance with the
    rules and regulations of the Department of
    Education Science
  • Financial Administration of the school
  • Compliance with relevant legislation

7
  • Duties and Responsibilities of Board of
    Management
  • .
  • (b) Specific
  • Appointment of Permanent Teaching Staff and In
    school Management Posts
  • Publication of Admissions Policy and Code of
    Behaviour
  • Ensuring Preparation of School Plan

8
Specific Duties and Responsibilities of Boards of
Management (contd)
  • Preparing an Attendance Strategy
  • Making Reports to DES, Trustees, Parents and
    Students
  • Setting up and facilitating Students Councils
    and Parents Councils
  • Dealing with Appeals

9
Composition of Board of Management
  • Voluntary Secondary (8 members)
  • 4 Nominees of Trustees
  • 2 Nominees of Parents
  • 2 Nominees of Teachers
  • The Principal is non voting secretary
  • Community / Comprehensive (11 members)
  • 3 Nominees of Religious Trustees or local bishop
  • 3 Nominees of V.E.C.
  • 2 Nominees of Parents
  • 2 Nominees of Teachers
  • 1 Principal (Non voting)

10
The Principal Appointment Process
  • Public Advertisement
  • Selection Committee inlcuding External Assessor
  • Interview
  • Board Appoints
  • One Exception

11
The Principal
  • Term of Appointment
  • Allowance
  • Contract

12
The Principal
  • Statutory Duties and Responsibilities arising
    from Education Act 1998
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Day to Day Management of the school
  • Supplying information to Trustees and Minister re
    functioning of Board

13
Statutory Duties and Responsibilities (contd)
  • Duties in relation to school attendance arising
    from Education Welfare Act 2000
  • Duties in relation to catering for students with
    special educational needs arising from Education
    For Persons With Special Needs Acts 2004
  • Arising from Child Protection Guidelines

14
Instructional Leadership
  • Encouraging and fostering learning
  • Evaluating students
  • Creation of an environment supportive of learning
  • Encouraging curriculum development
  • Setting objectives for students
  • Encouraging parental involvement

15
Day to Day Management of School
  • Examples in relation to academic matters
  • Organising school calendar
  • Timetabling of classes
  • Allocation of teachers to classes
  • Deciding on subject options
  • Deciding on Schools Examination Policy
  • Deciding on extra curricular activities

16
Day to Day Management of School
  • (b) Examples in relation to students
  • Allocating students to classes
  • Ensuring students are familiar with Code of
    Behaviour
  • Adjudicating in disputes between teachers and
    students
  • Implementing Disciplinary Procedures up to and
    including short term suspensions

17
Day to Day Management of School
  • (c) Examples in relation to staff
  • Appointment of non teaching staff
  • Assigning of duties to all staff
  • Guidance and direction of all staff
  • Monitoring the performance of all newly appointed
    staff
  • Discipline/suspending non teaching staff
  • Consultation

18
Day to Day Management of School
  • (d) Examples in relation to Parents
  • Providing parents with a copy of School Code of
    Behaviour prior to registration
  • Obtaining Parents consent to School Code
  • Organising Parent/Teacher Meetings
  • Meeting with parents as necessary
  • Reporting to parents re pupil behaviour
  • Organising events which encourage parents to
    maintain contact with school

19
De Facto Duties and Responsibilities Arising from
Voluntary Status of Boards of Management
  • Financial Administration
  • Ensuring compliance with legislation
  • As secretary to Board of Management
  • Re Appointment of Staff
  • School Plan
  • Appeals
  • Plant Manager
  • School Building Projects

20
Limitations What the Principal Cannot Do
  • Appointment or dismissal of staff
  • Promotion or demotion of staff
  • Long term suspension or expulsion of students
  • Decide school closure dates

21
Internal School Management
  • The Deputy Principal
  • Assistant Principals
  • Special Duties Teachers

22
Deputy Principal
  • Appointment Process
  • Allowance
  • Duties
  • Contract

23
Assistant Principals and Special Duties Teachers
  • Appointment Process
  • Allowances
  • Duties
  • Contracts

24
Principals Organisations
  • Pre 1998
  • NAPD 1998
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