Assistant Principal (API & APII) Leadership Roles and Responsibilities in Coláiste Éamonn Rís 2023-24

Mrs Linda Scallan – Programme Coordinator

  • Overall responsibility for the implementation of various programmes in the school, (TY, LCA, LCVP, JCSP) and manage the planning and implementation of the curriculum.

Mrs Ann Barry (API) – Well-being 

  • Foster a commitment to inclusion, equality of opportunity and the holistic development of each member of the school community in the planning and implementation of school curriculum.

Ms Marie Connell (API) – Special Needs

  • Foster a commitment to inclusion, equality of opportunity and holistic development of each student through ensuring specific access to appreciate resources and supports associated with each individual need of the student

Mrs Mary Sinnott (API) – Student Voice

  • Promote and facilitate the development of opportunities for all students to take on and perform leadership roles.

Mr Seán Hurley (API) – School Development and Planning

  • Promote and facilitate the development, implementation and review of policy in response to the evolving needs within education and education technology.

Mr Murt Francis (API) – Positive Affirmation

  • Promote and facilitate student awards and affirmation in conjunction with all school partners.

Mrs Caroline O’Brien (API) – State and House Exams

  • Organise and facilitate the assessment of students.

Ms Ruth Ivers (API) – School Self Evaluation

  • Lead and manage the school’s engagement with school self-evaluation and planning.

Mr Donal Howlin (API) – LC Mocks/ Communication, Information & PR /Board of Studies Co-ordinator

  • Promote, build and facilitate the building of positive relationships with parents, other schools and the wider community. Manage and facilitate the Leaving Certificate Mock Examinations within the school. Responsible for the administration, organisation, consultation and collaboration on specific academic programmes to reflect the evolving needs of the school.

Ms Brigid Power (APII) – Academic Monitoring First Year-Third Year

  • The Academic Monitor is responsible for a process of identification, target setting, intervention, and review of learning, academic and personal progression of students.

Mr Padraig Whitty (APII) – School Junior Cycle Mocks and Sustainability Coordinator

  • Manage and facilitate the Junior Certificate Mock Examinations within the school. Implement a whole school approach to sustainability by integrating environmental sustainability learning across the whole school community through governance, teaching and learning frameworks and by adapting the school environment to reflect same.

Mrs Colleen Hayes (APII) – First Aid and Safety

  • Lead the school’s development and engagement with first aid and safety.

Mr Gary Purcell (APII) – Library

  • Promote and facilitate the development of opportunities for all members of the school community, staff and student to engage with the diverse range of library activities facilities in the school.

Mrs Hanna Turner (APII) – Attendance and Participation

  • Build and maintain relationships with parents and students underscored by a commitment to inclusion, equality of opportunity and holistic development of each student.

Ms Laura Argue (APII) – Academic Monitoring Co-ordinator Fifth and Sixth Year

  • Develop and maintain highly effective systems for monitoring students’ progress and development. This will involve fostering a culture in which learning flourishes and setting high expectations for students.

Mr Fearghal Davey (APII) – eLearning

  • Promote and facilitate the development of opportunities for all members of the school community to respond to the evolving world of e-learning.

Mr Tony Bennett (APII) – ICT Coordinator

  • Manage ICT resources including the procurement and maintenance of all school devices, hardware and software.

Mr Conor Byrne (APII) – New staff Mentor/Assistant PRO

  • Provide initial and ongoing structured support to new members of staff to build more positive relationships, ensure more effective professional development, improved teaching and learning outcomes and enhanced job satisfaction within the school environment. Assist the PRO to promote, build and facilitate the building of positive relationships with parents, other schools and the wider community.