Entries by Michelle O'Hanlon

#FlagDay2021 Tuesday 16th March

    National Flag Day 2021 Second level schools all around the country will be taking part in the Foundation’s socially distant and virtual Flag Day tomorrow Tuesday 16th March on the eve of St. Patricks Day proudly demonstrating their commitment to active citizenship in their communities and their knowledge of our Flag’s message of peace […]

Compu b Upgrading is more rewarding than ever.

Upgrading is more rewarding than ever. Save up to an additional €10001 off a new classroom iPad bundle. Trade-in your unwanted devices and we’ll double your trade-in value.   Available exclusively at Compu b for a limited time only. Get a new classroom iPad bundle for less Exclusive bundle includes: iPad 10.2-inch Wi-Fi 32GB Rugged […]

Re: FORSA’s recent communication to Special Needs Assistants – Letter to School Managerial Bodies primary and post primary

To: School Managerial Bodies primary and post primary   Re: FORSA’s recent communication to Special Needs Assistants   Dear Colleague in Education, I refer to the recent communication issued by Fórsa entitled “Advice on SNAs carrying out complex care for students”. As this communication has considerable potential to mislead and to cause confusion among schools […]

Report on Welfare Committee meeting – 25th February, 2021

Report on Welfare Committee meeting – 25th February, 2021   Initial contact has been made with Philip Riley and a provisional arrangement has been made for online meeting with him in early March 2001.   Meeting discussed the feedback and responses received from members in relation to issues of concern.   It was agreed that […]

NAPD Preretirement Programme March 2021

NAPD is pleased to announce a comprehensive Preretirement Programme for members considering retirement this year or next year.  The programme offers a holistic approach to this important transition.  An expert team will guide participants through the technical elements of pension application and entitlements, financial planning, taxation and legal issues. In addition, the programme will focus […]

Limited guidance offered to children with intellectual disabilities as they prepare to leave school – TCD research finds

Limited guidance offered to children with intellectual disabilities as they prepare to leave school – TCD research finds Research published by Trinity College Dublin today (Tuesday 23 February 2021), ‘Post-School Transitions for Students with Intellectual Disabilities’ has found that there is limited guidance for children with intellectual disabilities in Ireland as they prepare to leave […]

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