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Kerry ETB Strategic Performance Agreement

This agreement between SOLAS and Kerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) sets out the context, strategic priorities and Kerry ETB’s contribution to achieving key national further education and training
(FET) sector targets over the period 2018-20.

It also articulates the ETB’s commitment to supporting the implementation of a range of national policies and strategies relevant to FET provision and identifes the key risks and challenges which must be mitigated and addressed in order to ensure successful delivery of this agreement.

The agreement is the product of extensive dialogue and engagement between SOLAS and Kerry ETB, with independent input and validation from a panel of experts with an understanding of Irish and international good practice in further education and training systems



Updating of a Language Scheme by Kerry Education and Training Board


The Kerry Education and Training Board proposes to update its language scheme in accordance with the Official Languages Act 2003. The primary objective of the Act is to ensure better availability and a higher standard of public services through Irish. Kerry Education and Training Board invites submissions in relation to the updating of its scheme from any interested parties.

You may return submissions to:

Kerry Education and Training Board Centrepoint, John Joe Sheehy Road, Tralee, Co. Kerry By 5.00 p.m. on 4 March 2019

Submissions received may be placed on


Notification of Completion of Audit

Notice is hereby given that the Comptroller & Auditor General has completed his audit of the accounts of Kerry Education and Training Board for the financial year ended on 31st December, 2017 and reported to the Minister for Education and Skills thereon.   A copy of the Auditor’s Report and of the Abstracts therein referred to can be obtained at this office during office hours by any person applying for same.
Mr. Colm Mc Evoy,
Chief Executive Officer,
Kerry Education and Training Board,
John Joe Sheehy Road,
Co. Kerry


Youth Employability Initiative 2018

Youth Employability Initiative 2018

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has secured funding through Dormant Accounts Funds to launch a new YEI in 2018/2019. Guidance Information and the application form are available through

Applications for funding through the Youth Employability Initiative must be made through the relevant ETB. Applications must clearly demonstrate that they are addressing the need identified by the ETB. To obtain a copy of the needs analysis and submit your complete application please email

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm, Friday December 7th 2018.



€1.1 Million Euro Extension for Coláiste Gleann Lí

14 May, 2018
Press Release

Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport turns sod for €1.1 million euro new extension for Coláiste Gleann Lí.

Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport officially turned the sod today (14th May 2018) on the site of Coláiste Gleann Lí post-primary school. This marks the commencement of extensive building works, valued at €1.1 million, by Kerry Education and Training Board which will see Coláiste Gleann Lí- Post Primary School extended, refurbished and upgraded.  
The extension to the school building will house an ICT/ Creative Arts Centre as well as a host of specialist classrooms ensuring that Coláiste Gleann Lí will become a market leader in the delivery of an innovative and creative ICT-led education. The construction works will also include changing facilities and flood lighting for the existing on-site astro turf pitch. The commencement of building works was welcomed by Chief Executive Officer of Kerry Education and Training Board, Mr. Colm McEvoy in the presence of Director of Schools, Ms. Ann O’ Dwyer, Chairperson of the Board, Mr. Jim Finucane, Principal of Coláiste Gleann Lí, Mr. Richard Lawlor and Deputy Principal, Liam McGill as well as representatives from the Parents’ Council and Students’ Council.
“Kerry ETB welcomes the development of the new extension to Colaiste Gleann Lí and in particular would like to complement the school leadership and staff for their commitment to the core values of respect, inclusion, equality and quality which is evident in the manner they have planned for and developed the special class in the school. It is a real example of the schools characteristic spirit in practice. Both students and parents speak very proudly of the quality of education provision and student care and support in the school and this new development is a further example of this.”  Director of Schools, Ann O’ Dwyer.
These plans mark the second phase of a two phased development process, part one of the ambitious project was completed in 2014 and saw the refurbishment of a cross section of specialist classrooms. 

Mr. Richard Lawlor, Principal of Coláiste Gleann Lí welcomed the commencement of the project as a recognition of the growth of the school since 2014. He welcomed the extension to the school describing it as highly necessary given the unprecedented increase in enrolments in recent times. Mr. Lawlor explained the reason for the marked increase in enrolments, "Our favourable class sizes mean that we are the only post primary school in Tralee that can offer the highest level of individual and personalised attention to students, ensuring that each student realises their full potential".
Deputy Principal, Liam McGill stated that “The extension will house whole-school activities which relate to music, drama and multimedia as well as a student Wi-Fi, multimedia and library space. The setting will enhance our provision of school-wide initiatives to enhance with student experience in line with the new Junior Certificate framework”. 

The Chairperson of the Board of Management Cllr. Terry O Brien in welcoming the sod turning by Minister Brendan Griffin he stated “we are delighted that this building project is commencing on site.  The Board and Staff in consultation with Kerry ETB have worked hard in recent years in ensuring that this building project became a reality.  When completed these works will provide much needed facilities for the staff and students.  We look forward to the completion of the works over the next year and the continued growth and development of Coláiste Gleann Lí.”


Photograph opportunity arranged for 10am on Monday 14th of May in Coláiste Gleann Lí- Post Primary School, Clash Tralee. Contact Maryanne on  087954304 or for further assistance.

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Kerry Education and Training Board are subject to review by the Office of the Ombudsman.
Tá Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Chiarraí faoi réir athbhreithniú ag Oifig an Ombudsman