As outlined on the page entitled Boards of Management and Insurance, boards of management are insured to cover their legal liability to teachers as employees. However, in addition, the liability of teachers is also covered following agreement between the Managerial Associations and the INTO.
Each board of management is required to have an endorsement of the school insurance policy, in specific terms, indemnifying the teachers against any claims that may be made against them arising from any accident or incident that may occur during the course of normal school activities. This indemnity is subject to certain exclusions, i.e. claims arising from libel, slander or assault.