A meeting of the Welfare Committee was held on Thursday 28th January, 2021 to consider what additional support strategies and resources might be required to help alleviate the workload and stress of NAPD members. The meeting acknowledged all the excellent and positive work that is currently being undertaken by the Association while also identifying a number of additional areas where the Welfare Committee and the Executive might be of assistance to school leaders. The committee is to commence work on some of the identified areas immediately and will provide feedback to members as matters progress.
It was also agreed to write to the Executive to request that consideration be given to getting a legal person to investigate how relevant employment legislation might apply to the role of school leaders. If approved it is envisaged that the appointed person would work with the Welfare Committee and others within NAPD to discuss how this discussion might be progressed.