With the imminent arrival of the “Beast from the East”, it is a good time to review your procedures for severe or prolonged cold weather. Below we have outlined some basic tips to protect your school property, that should be adhered to in the immediate run up to such an event : It is very […]
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The final version of the update for schools on CPD support arrangements for the revised child protection procedures is now available. General queries in relation to school closures or the ‘Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary schools 2017’ should be e-mailed to the Department at: firstname.lastname@example.org General queries in relation to child protection CPD should […]
RTE Online Monday 5th February 2018 Director of the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals Clive Byrne said the report shows that schools will deliver when they are given the right kind of supports. He said: “While today’s findings are very encouraging, I am also mindful of the remaining challenges for secondary education. Read more: https://www.rte.ie/news/education/2018/0205/938411-irish-primary-schools/
Irish Examiner Tuesday 6th February 2018 There has been a marked deterioration in the standard of Irish among pupils in primary schools. A new report raises concern over the quality of teaching of Irish at primary and secondary level. It is one of a number of issues raised in the latest report by the Chief […]
Irish Times Tuesday 6th February 2018 New internet safety initiative to support teachers address online sexual coercion Online sexual coercion, or “webcam blackmail”, is to be addressed in the classroom under a new internet safety initiative. Read more: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/secondary-students-to-receive-lessons-on-dangers-of-webcam-blackmail-1.3382660
Irish Examiner Wednesday 7th February 2018 There have been calls for teachers to carry out Leaving Certificate oral examinations during the Easter break – due to concerns over a shortage of state examiners. The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals is backing the idea. Read more: https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/call-for-leaving-cert-oral-exams-to-be-conducted-during-easter-break-826769.html
Irish Independent Thursday 8th February 2018 A new internet resource for Second and Third Year SPHE classes aims to empower teens to deal with the ‘sextortion’ threat, writes Katherine Donnelly. A recent survey of Irish second-level students showing that one in three Sixth Year pupils have sent a sexually explicit image is a wake-up call […]
Irish Times Monday 5th February 2018 School heads propose changing exam dates to tackle crisis in recruiting examiners. School principals have proposed moving the Leaving Cert oral exams to the Easter holiday period to ease acute pressure on recruiting examiners for key subjects. Read More: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/principals-call-for-leaving-cert-oral-exams-to-be-moved-1.3379724
Commenting on the results of the findings, gathered as part of the Irish Life Health’s 2017 school fitness challenge survey, Clive Byrne, Director of the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals, said: “It is absolutely vital that we recognise the importance of students’ physical health, particularly during exam years when stress levels will rise […]
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