Dáil Éireann - Volume 688 - 09 July, 2009
Written Answers. - In-service Training.
Deputy Brian Hayes Deputy Brian Hayes
Deputy Brian Hayes asked the Minister for Education and Science the progress made in regard to the commitment given in the programme for Government to ensure that the new boards of management that will take up office in 2007 have access to training support on a wide range of issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29428/09]
Deputy Batt O’Keeffe Deputy Batt O’Keeffe
Deputy Batt O’Keeffe: Intensive training for boards of management at both primary and post primary level has been taking place since 2007. The essential core areas that are covered in the training are Financial Management, Child Protection Guidelines, Health & Safety, Employment Law and Human Resource Management. Other areas that are covered in training include Background Information re: the Education System, Role and Function of the Board, How a BoM Operates, Policies and Procedures. All represen tative bodies form part of the Steering Committee for BoM training and these bodies also provide training in additional areas which they identify pertaining to their respective values.
The BoM Training is administered by Drumcondra Education Centre.
My Department has provided funding of €1,060,000 to date for this training which has proved extremely worthwhile and will remain committed to ensuring that the boards of management of schools will continue to receive appropriate training to tackle the issues that they will face in the ever changing needs of schools.
Dáil Éireann 688 Written Answers. In-service Training.