Irish Examiner Tuesday 13th December 2017 Teachers, equipment, and other resources are needed if physical education is to be a realistic Leaving Certificate subject choice in all schools, principals have warned. The message follows this week’s announcement by Education Minister Richard Bruton that the new PE subject will be available as an option in more […]
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Irish Independent Wednesday 13th December 2017 Many schools don’t have the gym facilities or equipment to offer the new Leaving Certificate subject in physical education (PE), principals have warned. The Government will have to provide funding to ensure equitable access to the subject for all pupils, according to National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals […]
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Commenting on the announcement that PE will be examinable at Leaving Certificate level, Clive Byrne, Director of the National Association for Principals and Deputy Principals, said, “We welcome the introduction of PE as an examinable subject for the Leaving Certificate. This is a positive development for students which recognises the importance of a balanced, holistic […]
“It is hugely disappointing to see Ireland ranking poorly amongst our European partners for our investment in education – 21 out of 28 countries. It’s particularly disappointing given Minister Bruton’s goal to make Irish education the best in Europe by 2026. While today’s report has some positives for Ireland, it shows we have a long […]
Irish Independent Saturday 21 October 2017 Second-level schools in Dublin are being particularly badly hit by teacher shortages because of the housing crisis across the city. There is a general lack of qualified teachers in a wide range of subjects, including Irish, home economics, and maths. Read More:
“Budget 2018 includes many positive elements for our education system. These include increased supports for areas of second level education, which were neglected or reduced during the downturn such as curricular reform. However, increased investment to cover the day-to-day costs of running our secondary schools must now also be prioritised,” according to Mr. Byrne “Today’s […]
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