Entries by Michelle O'Hanlon

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 […]

Webinar Event – Tuesday 1st December 7pm – COVID 19 and Schools

Covid-19 and Schools – the Public Health Approach All school principals and/or deputy principals at primary and post-primary level are invited to view a live webinar with a HSE Public Health doctor and an Assistant Secretary of the Department of Education on Tuesday 1 December at 7pm.   Schools are sustaining their operations in a […]

Maintaining Connectedness and the Wellbeing of School Leaders – Monday 30th November 2020 at 7pm

Title: Maintaining Connectedness and the Wellbeing of School Leaders   Date and Time: Monday 30th November 2020 at 7pm   Summary: The panellists will explore examples and effective strategies from their own professional practice in various themes such as leading in challenging times, managing the unknown, resilience in school leadership and offering support to the […]