This session will focus on developing Leadership Capacity in your school community through the lens of the Quality Framework for Leadership and Management.

How are we doing? This is a key question for exploration under the 4 key areas:

  • Leading Learning and Teaching
  • Managing the Organisation
  • Leading School Development
  • Developing Leadership Capacity.


Facilitator: Finbarr Hurley

Finbarr taught for eight years in mainstream schools in Cork before being seconded to the European School system for twelve years. He was a class teacher in the European School of Mol, followed by a role as Pedagogical Coordinator in the European School of Brussels IV. After that, he spent time in the Middle East as Administrative Deputy Principal of a large International School. He was then re-seconded as the Principal of the European School of Karlsruhe, Germany. Finbarr is now in his fourth year as principal of St. Columba’s Boys’ National School in Douglas Cork.

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