Covid-19 Updates

Latest Updates from NAPD

New Communications Guidance available to members

The NAPD Welfare Committee has developed a Communications Guidance…

The time is now’ for senior cycle reform; NAPD Annual Conference

The time is now’ for senior cycle reform; NAPD Annual Conference School…

NAPD celebrates Gaisce’s 35th Anniversary with ‘Bulbs For Bees’

NAPD celebrates Gaisce’s 35th Anniversary with ‘Bulbs For…

Strategic review Questionnaire

Dear School Leader, As the new Director in NAPD I want to…

NAPD Membership Registration/Renewal 2021 2022

  Benefits of becoming an NAPD Member: The only…

NAPD Associate – Mentoring Coordinator

NAPD are currently looking for expressions of interest from recently…

ARAG Legal Expenses Insurance Policy

FAO NAPD Members The policy comes into effect on 1st November…

Advice for parents during Covid-19

   

CBA key dates document for third and second years 2021/2022

Dear colleagues,   I just wanted to let you know…

CAO Updates

Dear Guidance Counsellor/Principal, I hope this email finds…

Epidemiological Review of Schools August 2020 to July 2021 - HSE Report

Link below to the report published by the HSE showing the Covid-19…

NAPD Annual Conference October 2021 - Online - Registration Open

**Conference Registration Now Open** Once again this year, the…

Membership Registration 2021 2022

We are delighted to let you all know that the NAPD Membership…

Accredited Grade Process 2021

A dedicated phone-line service for queries on the Accredited…

Creative Schools Week 10-14 May, 2021

  Creative Schools Week is a celebration of creativity…

State Examinations Commission - Recruitment

The State Examinations Commission is undertaking a targeted additional…

TYTalks21 will take place on Wednesday 5th May 2021

  A Virtual Event Like No Other. If you haven’t…

Vision for the FET College in the Tertiary Education Sector - Discussion Document

Structure of this Discussion Document The structure of this…

Digital Learning before and after Covid: key findings from NAPD member survey

Digital Learning before and after Covid: key findings from NAPD…

Appointment of New Director, NAPD

Michael Cregan, President of NAPD has announced that following…

State Examinations Commission Leaving Certificate Oral Language Examinations 2021 Guidance to School Management

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to school…

REMINDER Students have only 2days left to record their Leaving Certificate choices on the Candidate Portal

REMINDER Students have only 2days left to record their Leaving…

#FlagDay2021 Tuesday 16th March

    National Flag Day 2021 Second level…

Compu b Upgrading is more rewarding than ever.

Upgrading is more rewarding than ever. Save up to an additional…

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…

Letter from Microsoft - Kevin Marshall Head of Education

Dear school leaders, We hope that you and your school community…

Final Guides SSPS

The Minister has approved the Guide to Supporting the Safe Provision…

NCSE - Remote Teaching and Learning – NCSE Communication to Special Schools and Schools with Special Classes

Colleagues, Please find attached an NCSE letter outlining…

Note to Members

This morning at a meeting of the NAPD regional chairpersons,…

NAPD Welfare Committee - have your input.

The NAPD Welfare Committee is currently investigating practical…

Info for schools reopening

For the attention of all  schools The HSA Work Safely Protocol…

#GRMA Day - 11th December

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

Covid-19 and Schools – the Public Health Approach All…

Public Health Message For Parents

Parent’s Guide: if your child is a close contact of COVID-19…

Compu b invite you to a free Apple in Education webinar series.

Explore how our education specialists can support your school's…

Withdrawal of hand sanitiser Virapro from the market

Very important – product recall notice   Dear Principal The…

Inspectorate research September-December 2020

Inspectorate research September-December 2020 Dear Partner, First…

NAPD VIRTUAL AGM

Topic                      (NAPD) National Association…

Letter from the Department of Education and Skills - COVID 19

Colleagues A reassuring letter from the DES for your information,…

The Connaught Telegraph Online - School principals seek clarification on Leaving Cert errors

Wednesday 30th September 2020 School principals seek clarification…

Extra.ie Association of school principals demands clarity on ‘exact consequences’ of Leaving Cert errors

Wednesday, 30th September 2020 Association of school principals…

Irish Examiner Online - School principals demand answers on botched Leaving Cert results

Irish Examiner Online - Wednesday 30th September 2020 School…

Irish Independent Online - Errors found in Leaving Cert calculated grades system

Irish Independent Online - Wednesday 30th September 2020 Errors…

RTE.ie Coverage - Leaving Cert downgrade costs Dublin teenager a place in Medicine

RTE News Wednesday 30th September Leaving Cert downgrade costs…

NAPD – Learning and Teaching Workshops 2020-2021

Given difficulties around Covid-19, NAPD has decided that it…

Newly Appointed Deputy Principals Mentor Zoom Meeting

Deputies, I hope you are not finding your first few weeks…

Upcoming Region AGM's

Upcoming Regional Annual General Meetings Region 1 Meeting,…

Information notification from NAPD

Following coverage in the media and on social media regarding…

Face Coverings and Code of behaviour documents

Clarification on the use of face coverings in Post Primary schools All…

What's New for IT in Education - Online Event Series

We’re pleased to share some upcoming online events and new…

Welcoming Foreign Language Assistants Protocol

As you may know the Department administers a Foreign Language…

Principals congratulate Leaving Cert students on results and begin focus on class of 2021

Comment from Clive Byrne, director of the National Association…

Junior Cycle Guidance Related Learning Resources

NCGE have developed and have just 'released!' a suite of 18 lessons…

National Parents Council Post Primary Leaving Certificate Helpline 2020

1800-265-165 The NPCPP Leaving Cert Exam Helpline 2020 number,…

Supporting the wellbeing of School Communities - Documents Attached

The Department’s Wellbeing Office has updated the Guidance…

Teaching Council announces measures to enhance supply of teachers for supervision and substitution as schools reopen

The Teaching Council is introducing a range of interventions…

Publication: Training for Reopening of Schools

Training for reopening schools From Department of Education…

CleanRite

In addressing the return to school please see attached Risk analysis…

NAPD sets the scene for school reopening as Covid Committee hears from Ireland’s secondary school leaders

NAPD sets the scene for school reopening as Covid Committee hears…

Teaching Transforms - Teacher Supply Newsletter

A chara,   As part of our commitment to communicate…

Minister McHugh announces opening of Calculated Grades Data Collection App for Schools

Minister McHugh announces opening of Calculated Grades Data Collection…

Summer Programme Provision

There has been engagement with the Department of Education and…

International Protection Applicants in Accommodation Centres

For schools who have had difficulty making contact with pupils…

RTE This Week's Interview with Clive Byrne

RTE Radio 1 - This Week A look at events making the news in…

New Frequently Asked Questions on Calculated Grades

Please note additional Frequently Asked Questions have been posted…

NAPD response to cancellation of Leaving Certificate examinations – 08 May, 2020

NAPD response to cancellation of Leaving Certificate examinations…

Supporting Documents following Ministers Announcement

A series of documents are being published to support this announcement,…

Minister announces postponement of 2020 Leaving Certificate examinations

Statement 08 May, 2020   Minister announces postponement…

Class of 2020 I.G.C. and NAPD

A Member Resource, a presentation from I.G.C and NAPD htt…

Laptop Provision

  CENTRALISED PROVISIONING OF LAPTOP DEVICES FOR SCHOOLS  COVID-19…

NAPD welcomes the revised Junior Certificate arrangements announced by the Department of Education – 29 April, 2020

NAPD welcomes the revised Junior Certificate arrangements announced…

29 April, 2020 - Minister McHugh announces revised arrangements for Junior Cycle 2020

All third year Junior Cycle students to be awarded certificates…

Letter to Members

Dear Members   I hope this bulletin finds you safe…

Talks Offered from THC Consult

4 Talks set up for 4 consecutive Wednesdays, 4-5pm,  29th…

Guidelines on making school facilities available to State bodies during the COVID-19 pandemic

Guidelines on making school facilities available to State bodies…

DreamSpace HomeSpace: for secondary school students learning remotely at home

Dear Principal/Deputy Principal We hope that you and your…

Response to announcement on state examinations

  Response to announcement on state examinations   Association…

NSAI Guidance Document

NSAI Guidance Document   nsai_-_covid-19_workplac…

Nationwide call for schools to donate stock of personal protective equipment to HSE

03 April 2020 Nationwide call for schools to donate stock…

A Message from CSL - Centre for School Leadership

Getting Perspective in Challenging Times    Thank You to School…

SNA Allocations

Notification to School Management Authorities Deferral to 2021/22…

Study Skills while working at Home

Colleagues this is a useful set of slides for students working…

Protecting Yourself when Home Working during COVID-19 - NEW eLearning course just launched

  The unprecedented situation that COVID-19 has created…

Minister McHugh announces deferral of new allocation model for Special Needs Assistants

Minister McHugh announces deferral of new allocation model for…

How business can help with supplies and services to respond to COVID-19

What it is Since COVID-19 arrived in Ireland, businesses have…

Coronavirus Content Unlocked - Legal Island

We understand that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak…

Information Notice on Administration Issues to all schools

Colleagues Please see attached notice to inform and advise…

jumpAgrade

jumpAgrade - Online Exam Preparation Courses - Register Interest  jumpAgrade…

Resources for Supporting Children with Additional Needs during the COVID-19 Closure Period

Dear colleagues, Over the last week, our colleagues at UCC reached…

#Flags4Frontline

Across the country, children are coming to a new realisation…

Microsoft - To the Irish Education community,

COVID-19 has impacted the lives of people around the world. …

Microsoft Ireland Remote Learning and Learning Continuity Home

To help make the transition to distance learning for schools…

Google - Helping schools stay connected in response to Coronavirus

As many educational institutions are facing or…

Schools in Italy in COVID 19

SCHOOLS IN ITALY IN COVID19 TIME.  Covid19 in Italy shocked…

School Meals Programme Guidance Programme

Please find attached an updated version of the School Meals Programme…

Essential Services List

Covid-19 – Provision of Essential Services Guidance for…

Some practical welfare guidance when working from home

Working remotely can provide great opportunities for school…

Letter from Secretary General of Department of Education and Skills

A letter to principals and teachers from the Secretary-General…

Remote Teaching

Remote Learning Documents from Microsoft We have also attached…

Distance Learning - Studyclix

My name is Luke Saunders. I am a teacher and founder of Studyclix.ie Lots…

Allianz Insurance School Support Teams – COVID-19 Update

In light of the recent Government announcement on COVID-19 and…

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Briefing

Please see  resources which were presented at a meeting in Roinn…