Bishop Michael is the Patron of 191 Catholic primary schools in the Diocese of Meath.
All matters concerning the management of Primary Schools are handled by Rev Brendan Ludlow, Diocesan Secretary for Education. Visit the CPSMA page here
Garda vetting update for School Principals
Click here for the vetting invitation form. Where possible, please type the information onto the form and print it off (rather than handwriting) before sending it to Bishop's House, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
Any forms that do not include a date of birth and email address will be returned to the school. If the applicant does not have an email address, the applicant should ask the Principal for permission to cite the parish or school email address.
The school should post only the application form to the Diocesan Office. The identity documents (copy of passport and utility bill) are shown only to the Chair of the Board of Management or Principal; due to data protection laws, these documents should not be sent to the Diocesan Office. The applicant should not send the details of previous addresses to the Diocesan Office; these details are only cited online for the attention of the Garda Vetting Bureau. The applicant should also be informed, as indicated above, that the application will expire after 30 days so it must be completed promptly.
A team of primary school catechists visit every primary school during the school term to gauge and encourage teachers in transmitting the Primary School Catechetics Programme.
Diocesan Secretary for Education
Rev Brendan Ludlow
Parochial House, Ratoath, County Meath
Director of Advisors for Primary Religious Education
Mr David Gavin
Bishop's House, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Information is regularly sought on the Appointments Procedure for Primary Schools. Many helpful links are available on the link below. Appointments material can be found here - including proforma documents for offering a post to a teacher who is on the panel.