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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.

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Almost 100 new School Leaders in 2016

The Centre for School Leadership (CSL) was involved with NAPD and PDST in providing inservice for almost 100 newly appointed Principals & Deputy Principals during the summer.  cslirelandMentor support is being arranged on a one to one basis for Principals and in small clusters for Deputy Principals.
The CSL will announce details of coaching supports for school leaders shortly.
For more information, see Pages 61 / 62 of Leader Quarterly.



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




Leader Quarterly Issue 1, Now Online

2016 - September Quarterly edition of LEADER, now available to members online.

NAPD Learning & Teaching Workshops 2016 / 2017

NAPD Learning & Teaching Workshops conducted by Graham Powell and Mike Hughes in the last L & T workshops sept 2016academic year engaged over 250 teachers from almost 60 schools with ideas on creating more effective learning experiences in our classrooms.
In the current school year, NAPD will offer workshops for new and continuing participants in four different strands.
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