A meeting of DSPNS Board of Management (BOM) was held on Tuesday 17th January 2023 via zoom.
Items on the agenda included the Principal’s Report, Treasurer’s Report, Voluntary Contributions (VCs), Communications, Maintenance, and Buildings report. Specific items included:
• The Board reviewed three policies:
i) Child Safeguarding and Protection : The Board of Management’s annual review of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement was completed at the Board meeting 17/01/2023. This review was conducted in accordance with the “Checklist for Review of the Child Safeguarding Statement” published on the Department’s ‘website www.education.ie
ii) Anti-Bullying: The Board of Management’s annual review of the school’s anti-bullying policy and its implementation was completed at the Board meeting of 17.01.2023. This review was conducted in accordance with the checklist set out in Appendix 4 of the Department’s Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools.
iii) Admissions Policy: following commencement of the Education (Provision in Respect of Children with Special Educational Needs) Act 2022, Section 3 of the DSP Admissions policy was updated.
• The Board recognises work done by staff in promoting emotional literacy of children through Yellow Monday.
• The Board welcomed new members Maryrose Leeson (teacher nominee) and Michael Cush (male parent nominee). The Board acknowledges and appreciates the contributions and commitment from Deborah Reynolds (teacher) and Micheál Walsh (parent) who stepped down after four years as BoM members.