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Leader Feature Atricle

Teacher-based school assessment

Leader - Feature Article

 A chance meeting with Canadian delegate Christine Kay, at the ICP Convention, led to a discussion about school-based assessment, a hot potato here, hopping between the unions and the aspirations of the DES for the new junior cycle, and, in Ontario, simply a matter of routine.


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Leader - August Edition


NAPD Leader - Information Edition Now available to members in electronic format.

New Points Scale from 2017

A Revised Common Points Scale for entry into higher education will apply to students
who sit the Leaving Cert. from 2017.

Full details of the revised scale and an information leaflet for students are available on

NAPD Leader May 2015

The latest edition of Leader is now available to download or view in the members area.


Garda Vetting


Advance Preparation for the Forthcoming Statutory Garda Vetting Requirements

The Department has published (23 April 2015) Circular 0026/2015 - Advance preparations for the commencement of statutory requirements for Garda vetting under the National Vetting Bureau(Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 (the Vetting Act) which outlines preparations being put in place in advance of the forthcoming statutory Garda vetting requirements.

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