All our work is underpinned and informed by our core values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence and Learner Centred


About Us

Kildare and Education and Training Board (hereinafter referred to as Kildare and Wicklow ETB) was established under the Education and Training Boards Act, 2013 and is responsible and accountable for the proper direction and control of its functions under the Act the region. Kildare and Wicklow ETB is the driving force of education and training in both counties, providing high quality services which are innovative, responsive and inclusive.

Kildare and Wicklow’s ETB’s target clients are learners in our schools, colleges, training centres and community settings, applicants under the various learner support schemes administered by Kildare and Wicklow ETB such as Youth Service Providers, Community Education and Training Groups, Voluntary Community Organisations and Communities throughout the locality.

Our Vision, Mission
and Core Values

Kildare and Wicklow ETB’s vision and mission of the organisation were developed through a consultative process with staff and stakeholders. Kildare and Wicklow ETB’s strategic plan is underpinned by the guiding principles and values that have been identified by staff and stakeholders as being an integral part of what it means to be a part of our ETB and, also what Kildare and Wicklow ETB stands for.

Our Vision

To deliver high-quality, inclusive, innovative education, training, youth and support services. To promote excellence in all we do and to be a leader at both community and national level.

Our Mission

To provide high quality and innovative education, training, youth and supports, which are accessible, responsive to the developing needs of learners, of the community and of society and which promote excellence, equality and social inclusion.

Value Statements


Ensuring that all our activities in pursuit of the mission and vision of KWETB are supportive of our employees and learners, and demonstrate accountability, professionalism, honesty, and loyalty


Promoting a climate of care and respect in every KWETB workplace and centre of learning


Recognising that the learner experience is central to our work and that each learner is an important contributor to their own learning and wellbeing


Embracing a culture of ongoing improvement and the promotion of the highest standards. Our schools and centres strive for excellence in all their endeavours


Kildare and Wicklow
ETB Senior Management

Chief Executive

Dr Deirdre Keyes

Director of OSD

Mr Joe Kelly

Director of Schools

Mr Ken Scully

Director of FET

Mr Ken Seery

Board Composition
and Committees

In compliance with the Education and Training Boards Act 2013, the Board of Kildare and Wicklow ETB is comprised of 21 members; 12 local authority members, 2 parent representatives, 2 staff representatives and 5 special interest representatives.


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