Entries by Michelle O'Hanlon

Information notification from NAPD

Following coverage in the media and on social media regarding the involvement of the Inspectorate in COVID Compliance Inspections in the schools, I would like to clarify the situation. NAPD, the 3 Management Bodies, the 2 Teacher Unions, the National Parents Council, the Irish Second Level Students Union and the Ombudsman for Children attended a […]

Face Coverings and Code of behaviour documents

Clarification on the use of face coverings in Post Primary schools All documents below to download.  Wearing a face covering or mask does not negate the need to stay at home if symptomatic. Wearing of face coverings – a requirement Staff and students, at post-primary level, are required to wear a face covering. The exemptions […]

What’s New for IT in Education – Online Event Series

We’re pleased to share some upcoming online events and new resources to support education leaders, teachers and IT support staff.   What’s New for IT in Education – Education Online Event Series Powerful new features across software and hardware can enable students and teachers to be more productive than ever before.   Join an upcoming online […]

Welcoming Foreign Language Assistants Protocol

As you may know the Department administers a Foreign Language Assistant (FLA) Scheme.   In light of COVID19 we have developed a ‘Welcoming Foreign Language Assistants Protocol’ and Addendum (template for sign off by FLAs) which issued to schools today.   Under the Protocol principals in host schools will be required to sign off that […]

Roll Out of CAO Offers

Commenting on the roll out of CAO offers for Leaving Cert students this afternoon, Clive Byrne, Director, National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals said:   “On behalf of all school leaders and the NAPD, I would like to congratulate all those Leaving Cert students who have received CAO first round offers this afternoon.   […]

Principals congratulate Leaving Cert students on results and begin focus on class of 2021

Comment from Clive Byrne, director of the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD): “Our Leaving Cert students receiving results this morning have shown great resilience and reserve over the past several months. Today marks a special moment in their young lives.” The director of the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD), […]

Junior Cycle Guidance Related Learning Resources

NCGE have developed and have just ‘released!’ a suite of 18 lessons for Junior Cycle Guidance Related Learning (GRL). A unit of learning for each of 1st, 2nd and 3rd year has been developed. Each unit contains six lessons. A lesson plan, presentation and student worksheet are available for each of the six lessons in […]

National Parents Council Post Primary Leaving Certificate Helpline 2020

1800-265-165 The NPCPP Leaving Cert Exam Helpline 2020 number, 1800-265-165, will operate the following schedule: Monday 7th September         11am – 8pm Tuesday 8th September        11am – 8pm Wednesday 9th September 11am – 2pm Thursday 10th September 11am – 2pm Friday 11th September 12pm – 8pm Saturday 12th September 11am – 5pm Monday 14th September 11am […]

Teaching Council announces measures to enhance supply of teachers for supervision and substitution as schools reopen

The Teaching Council is introducing a range of interventions to support teaching and school communities as they prepare for re-opening. The measures form part of the wider approach for the reopening of schools being co-ordinated by the Minister and Department of Education in consultation with all stakeholders in education. The measures being introduced by the […]