Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Single manager appointed to Templeogue College after four board members resign

Templeogue College: Department of Education inspectors to visit school amid  tensions between staff and management | Independent.ie

Four members from the board of management at Templeogue College stepped down from their roles.

The inspection took place earlier this year at the boys’ secondary school which has been at the centre of grievances and mediation efforts between leadership and some staff.

A mediator earlier this year found that many staff reported the atmosphere as “toxic” and pointed to a “clash of cultures” between leadership and core staff.

The Department’s whole school evaluation report on management, leadership and learning at the 700-student school stated that the quality of teaching and learning was good overall and teachers and school leaders had set high expectations for students.

It said the principal, deputy principal, assistant principals and other school leaders collectively managed and oversaw the smooth day-to-day running of the school, but improvement was needed in some areas including internal communication and communication with parents. headtopics.com

“While some teachers reported very positive working relationships with the senior management team, a significant number of teachers were disaffected and reported dissatisfaction with current leadership of the school,” it found.