As we consider the Chief Inspectors Report it is useful to remind boards of the distinct role of the board in an ETB School and how it differs from other models.

  • The ETB is the body corporate who then delegates school governance to the Board of Management, which is a sub-committee of the ETB.
  • A school board of management does not have responsibility for the employment or performance of staff (teaching or non-teaching) in a school.

Key Messages – The inspections are focused on the key factors that influence the learning experiences of students. Primarily, these are the quality of teaching and learning, and the quality of leadership and management. Inspections also consider the capacity/ability of the school to drive improvement and change.