PostalDublin 7 Educate Together National School,
Fitzwilliam Place North,
A message from Lenny Abrahamson, Educate Together Parent, Filmmaker & Educate Together 120 Ambassador
Dublin 7 Educate Together presently has a double-stream class in each year. Originally a single-stream school, in September 2009 it introduced a second stream at Junior Infant level. It now has over 450 pupils, 25 teachers, and 9 SNAs. Subject to there being demand for places, it is proposed that it will continue to take two Junior Infant classes each September. As it is a recognised national school it is subject to the Education Act 1998 and other relevant legislation.
The school's patron body is Educate Together and the school subscribes to the principles and ethos of the Educate Together model. The school is: multi-denominational, i.e., all children have equal right of access, and the social, racial, cultural and religious background of each child is respected. The school is also co-educational, child-centred and democratic in character. Patricia Clerkin is the school's principal.
We welcome you and your child to our school and hope that you will have many happy years with us.
This booklet gives an overview of our school and explains many of our school procedures. We ask you to familiarise yourselves with them and discuss them with your child. Please ensure that any adult bringing or collecting your child to/from school is also aware of them.
We revise the booklet annually and welcome any suggestions you may have.
In accordance with the Code of Practice for the governance of schools the Board of Management (BOM) has eight members, consisting of the Principal and one staff nominee, two community nominees, two parent nominees and two patron body nominees. The new Board came into being on the 1st December 2015 (along with all other primary school Boards). The eight members of the Board are:
- Mary Meaney - Patron Nominee - Chairperson
- Rhona Farrell - Parent Nominee - Treasurer
- Elva Duffy - Community Nominee - Secretary
- Ben North - Parent Nominee
- Emma Costello - Patron Nominee
- Paul Butler - Community Nominee
- Catherine Kelly - Staff Nominee
- Patricia Clerkin - School Principal
The term of office of the Board shall be four years. The Constitution of Boards and Rules of Procedure 2011 booklet is published on the Department’s website at www.education.ie.
Dublin 7 Educate Together is committed to the core principals of the Educate Together Charter namely it is chid centred in its approach to education, democratically run with active participation by parents in the daily running of the school whilst positively affirming the professional role of the teachers, multi denominational i.e, all children have equal rights of access to the school and children of all social cultural and religious backgrounds are equally respected, co-educational, and committed to encouraging all children to explore their full range of abilities and opportunities.
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