Board of Management

Role of the Board

A board of management for an ETB school has a clear remit to manage that school on behalf of the ETB.

The primary role of a board of management is one of governance. Governance is about providing direction and oversight for a school while ensuring that the rights of all members of the school community are upheld and that the school is accountable for its work.

The functions of a board may, in the main, be categorised under three different headings:

  • Policy setting
  • Monitoring the implementation of policy, strategy and plans
  • Supporting the principal and his/ her staff

(Extracted from Board of Management: Functions & Responsibilities. A Brief Guide for ETB School/ College Board of Management Members.)

The Board of Management of Coláiste Mhuirlinne/ Merlin College is made up of nominees from Galway, Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB), Parent nominees and teacher nominees. The Principal of the school is Secretary to the Board of Management.

Boards of Management in the ETB sector are created and formed every five years so as to run concurrently with local Council elections.

Coláiste Mhuirlinne’s Board of Management 2014 / 2019

Mr. Tommy Glynn (Chairperson)

Ms. Sheila Coen

Mr. Tahir Mahmood

Ms. Rita Ryan

Cllr. Noel Larkin

Ms. Tracy Walsh

Mr. Eoghan O’ Connor

Mr. Tom Reilly

Secretary to the Board: Mr. John Cleary