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Leader Bulletin February 2017

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Standard School Year Breaks

DES Circular 09/2017 gives details of the agreed Standard Breaks at schoolbreaks2017-2020

Christmas, Easter and Mid-Term for next three school years 2017 / 2020


DEIS Plan 2017 Launched

The Minister for Education & Skills launched the DEIS Plan 2017 on DES
Monday, 13 February.
The Plan identifies over 100 actions to tackle educational disadvantage.   These include

  • Mandatory book Rental Scheme from September 2017
  • Access to a dedicated Career Guidance Counsellor
  • Establishment of a DEIS Development Unit within the Department
  • Appointment of an additional 10 NEPS Psychologists

 For full details of the Plan click here

Government Launches Action Plan for Education 2017

The Action Plan for Education 2017 outlines hundreds of actions to be implemented des
this year by the DES, its agencies and others across government

For details click here



NAPD Leader Bulletin January 2017

Leader Bulletin aims to keep members up to date with events between
editions leader january 2017of Leader Quarterly Magazines.  




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