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Finance Matters

Annual School Accounts 2009-2010

Just a gentle reminder that schools should now be starting to finalise the annual school accounts for the 2009-2010 academic year. A suggested timetable to assist in this is available in the Members’ Area (resources section) of the CEIST website. The deadline for receipt of 2009-2010 school accounts by the Trustees is 1st November 2010.

Health and Safety in Schools

Health and Safety is a legal requirement as well as being an important aspect of good corporate governance. Poor safety and health may lead to expensive compensation claims and involve criminal prosecutions of the school, its Management and Staff.

The Safety Statement makes clear how the safety of employees, students, parents, visitors and other persons is organized in a safe learning environment.

The Trustees require that all Boards of Management have in place a professionally prepared Safety Statement and Risk Assessment and that these are updated to reflect changes, legal, environmental and structural.

As we commence a new year it is a good time to ensure that your school is legally compliant. To this end there is a checklist available to assist you. Please print out the checklist entitled “Policies and Arrangements for Health and Safety in Schools” and complete the form. You should sign and date the form and retain on file and ensure that corrective action has been taken where necessary. The checklist is available in the Members’ Area (resources section) of the CEIST website.

Pupil Personal Accident Insurance – 30% Discount available when arranged on-line with Allianz

Allianz is offering an increased discount of 30% on renewal of the Pupil Personal Accident Insurance from this September when the renewal is arranged on-line via the website www.allianz.ie/schools. This option saves on administration costs and is a much more efficient method to renew your policy. The benefits of the scheme include:

  • Comprehensive insurance cover with options available.
  • No time limit on which claims can be made.
  • Medical and dental expense benefits have separate limits of €30,000.
  • Allianz has partnered with Vhi Swiftcare clinics for treatment of accidents.