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Raising Student Voices

Raising Student Voices is the theme of the second annual Educate Together Ethical Education Conference which will be held in the Alexander Hotel, Dublin 2, on Friday & Saturday 25 / 26 November 2016.educate together
Keynote addresses will be given by Dr. Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children and Prof. Laura Lundy, Director of the Centre for Children's Rights, Queen's University, Belfast. 
For programme & Booking Form  click here




Ten Questions for Mathematics Teachers.....

Ten Questions for Mathematics Teachers and How Pisa can Help Answer Them 10 questions

is a new publication from the OECD.  

To read the publication, click here




It's Maths Week 15 - 23 October 2016

Maths Week, 15 - 23 October, is an All-Ireland celebration which aims to promote awareness, maths week 2016
appreciation and understanding of Maths through a huge variety of events and activities.
 For full details see / 2016




Budget 2017: Second Deputy Principal for schools with 700 plus students

A second Deputy Principal in schools with enrolments of 700 students and over is among budget 2017
the provisions of the 2017 Budget for the Department of Education & Skills.
Schools which already have two Deputy Principals will get an extra DP post and
non-DEIS schools with 900 - 999 pupils will get two additional DP's.   Measures to commence the restoration of Middle Management posts will also be introduced from September 2017.
Other provisions at Second Level include:

  • 290 extra teachers to meet demographics
  • 100 extra teachers arising from Guidance Enhancement
  • 550 teaching posts arising from Junior Cycle Professional Hours
  • 170 teaching posts in supports for school leadership
  • 320 additional resource teacher posts
  • €130 million to meet the costs of the Lansdowne Agreement
  • Separate allocation for Guidance ex-quota
  • Staffing schedule will revert to 19 to 1
  • A new model for allocation of teaching resources for SEN from September 2017
  • commencement of an investment programme to upgrade ICT infrastructure in all schools.

For full details click here


ESHA Online Magazine September 2016

 The September issue of the online ESHA Magazine gives an overview of the themes, esha
keynotes, workshops and speakers for the ESHA 2016 Biennial Conference which will
be held in Maastricht from October 19th to 21st.

To read  / download the magazine click here




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