Entries by Michelle O'Hanlon

Agreed report from the meeting of Welfare Committee

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 […]

NAPD Announcement

Clive informed the last meeting of the National Executive of his intention to retire as Director of NAPD at the end of the current school year. In time, tribute will be paid to the enormity of his contribution to the development of NAPD and his shoes will be difficult to fill. A sub-committee has been […]

Final Guides SSPS

The Minister has approved the Guide to Supporting the Safe Provision of Schooling. This guide will be published on the Department website. Regards   Elizabeth Sheridan Divisional Inspector in the Office of the Chief Inspector Guide to Supporting the Safe Provision of Schooling_15 Jan 20_EV Guide to Supporting the Safe Provision of Schooling_15 Jan 20_IV

Note to Members

This morning at a meeting of the NAPD regional chairpersons, representatives, and secretaries high levels of anger and frustration were expressed in relation the DES announcement yesterday. Principals and Deputy Principals are the greatest advocates for the academic and wellbeing needs of all students including the Leaving Certificate, LCA, and SEN students. NAPD has asked […]

Commenting on measures announced by Government, Clive Byrne, Director, National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD)

Commenting on measures announced by Government, Clive Byrne, Director, National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD), said: “While it will bring challenges which require careful consideration, school leaders note the decision by Government to allow Leaving Certificate students to attend school three days a week and to continue traditional classroom education for students with […]

NAPD Welfare Committee – have your input.

The NAPD Welfare Committee is currently investigating practical ways in which the Association might support the welfare and well-being of members. The next meeting of the committee, on 28th January 2021, will focus on this issue alone. We are asking members to reflect and identify what additional supports might be put in place to help […]

Info for schools reopening

For the attention of all  schools The HSA Work Safely Protocol requires that staff should confirm that the details in their pre-return to work form remain unchanged on school reopening following the Christmas break. The form was originally completed at the beginning of the school year. This can be communicated to the school principal verbally […]

Tomorrow 11th Dec is #GRMA Day

Tomorrow is #GRMA day Since schools had to close their doors last March and move overnight to online learning and teaching and then reconfigure and adapt themselves to allow safe reopening, each and every member of the school community have had to put their shoulder to the wheel. Our school leaders have led this change […]