Moate Community School, Church St. Moate, Co. Westmeath.
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Staff Members August 2017

Tom Lowry, Maura Murray, Carmel Mc Cormack,Jean Bermingham, Frances Kelly; Therese Rooney; Mark Walsh;Lorna Duignan; Marie Walsh, David Duffy,David Wynne; Mairead O'Brien; Patrick Greally; Pamela Keogh; Aine Feeley; Patricia Hogan; Angela Keenan; Ann Ganly-Bannon; Giselle Foley, Orlaigh Power,Olive Costello, Sinead Shine, Bernie Henry, Orlaith Ward, Ann Lloyd, Aileen Martin, Sandra Kelly, Naomi Serry, Fidelma Quinn, Des Dolan, Sinead Neilan, Noreen Peredo, Bernie Murtagh, Fiona Bracken, Amanda Green, Dan McLouhghlin, Deirdre Dixon, Audrey English, Jacqueline Scully, Jennifer Coughlan,Fionnuala Ryan, Judith Booth, Maura O'Hara, Colette Kearney, Gary Flanagan, Fintan Walsh, Josephine Meehan,Alannah O'Shea, Deirdre O'Connor, Olivia Norris, Lorraine Smyth, Myra McLoughlin, Brian Devaney, Margaret Mandal,JP Casey, Lisa Doyle, Olive Connaughton, James Hatton, Irene O'Sullivan,Diarmuid Lenehan,Peter Tormey, Yvonne Pendergast, Aoife Phelan, Blaithin Wilson, Eoin Manning, Diarmuid Lenehan, Elizabeth Conway, Micheal Costello,Sara Kelly, Maura Igoe, Patrice Smyth, Louise Costello, Fiona Daly, Ann Marie Farrell, Teresa Nestor, Mark Lynch, Mark Molloy, Niall Daly,Mairead Cusack,Maura Shine,Michelle Cassidy,Micihelle Delaney, Naomi Mc Cormack, Niamh Kelly, Paula Walsh, Patrick Bennis, SarahPrice, Miram Halley,Dan Currams, Barbrie Finnegan, Stephen Traynor,Amanda Lydon

SNA's : Vivienne Molloy,Claire Bracken,Gemma Rocket

Role of principal

The day to day management of the school is delegated to the Principal, assisted by the Deputy Principals, Assistant Principals, Special Duties post holders and staff. The Principal is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school subject to the direction of the Board of Management as the overall management authority for the school.

The Principal controls the internal organisation, management and discipline of the school, exercises supervision over the teaching and non-teaching staff and has power, for any cause which he judges adequate, to dismiss, subject to the approval of the Board, or to suspend pupils from attendance, but on the dismissal or suspension of any pupil, the parents shall be informed that he or she has the right to appeal to the Board. The functions are also clearly specified in Sections 22 and 23 of the Education Act.

Role of Deputy Principals

The Deputy Principals assist the Principal in the day-to-day running of the school and deputise for the Principal in his absence.

Role of Management Team

The Principal, Deputy Principal and holders of Posts of Responsibility will together form the in-school management team for the school, subject to the overall authority of the Principal and the Board of Management.


The Yearhead forms part of the Middle Management system that relates specifically to parents. It is the role of the Yearhead to establish personal relationship with the students in his/her assigned Year. He/She is fully responsible for these students.

Yearheads 2017/2018
First Year: Mairead O'Brien

Second Year:Pamela Keogh
Third Year: Lorna Duignan
Transition Year: Myra McLoughlin
Fifth Year: Ann Lloyd
Sixth Year:
Mark Walsh

Duties of Yearhead include:

• To create a positive climate within the particular year with emphasis or good behaviour, respect and study skills.
• To monitor attendance, uniform, record absenteeism and grant permissions
• To support and advise tutors/teachers with regard to problem students.
• To communicate and liaise with parents.
• To monitor breaches of discipline and implement sanctions
• To monitor students reports
• To compile and maintain all student records
• To liaise with Career Guidance/Chaplain/HSL and Special education department on students abilities and difficulties.


The Tutor is the class teacher with responsibility for a class unit.

• To monitor the progress of students
• To endeavour to resolve difficulties
• To monitor attendance, uniform, punctuality and absenteeism and to alert parents regarding difficulties.
• To implement SPHE programme (See section of SPHE).
• To advise on Student Awards (See section on Awards).


The staff, together with the Principal and the Deputy Principal, acts as an advisory body to the Board of Management in the formulation of education policy. Each teacher is responsible for the effective teaching of the subject(s) allocated to him/her by the Principal. Each teacher is expected to cover the subject syllabus, mark and monitor homework and prepare students for examinations. Section 22 of the Education Act further defines the role of Principal and teachers as follows:

“The Principal of a recognised school and the teachers in a recognised school, under the direction of the Principal, shall have responsibility, in accordance with this Act, for the instruction provided to students in the school and shall contribute, generally, to the education and personal development of students in that school.

The Principal and teachers shall

• Encourage and foster learning in the students.
• Regularly evaluate students and periodically report the results of the evaluation to the students and their parents.
• Collectively promote co-operation between the school and the community, which it serves.


Our School operates a teacher based classroom system which means each teacher has their own classroom. Our Campus is made of a number of buildings-St.Josephs,St. Kierans, St. Brigids, St. Malachys, St. Patricks, St. Philips, St. Marys and the Business Centre.



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