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CPSMA Submission on DE STEM Implementation Plan 2022-2026

25th January 2022 | News, What's New

The Department of Education (DE) has opened a consultation process in relation to the implementation of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) plan 2022-2026. The process is open for submissions from any interested parties here You can read the CPSMA submission hereRead More →

Notice of Condolence

17th January 2022 | News, What's New

The Board of CPSMA would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the family of Ashling Murphy, and also to her friends and the staff and pupils in Scoil Naomh Colmcille, Durrow. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam. As a mark of respect the Board has postponed its meeting scheduled for tomorrow – 18th […]Read More →

Covid-19 School Documents Repository

11th January 2022 | News, What's New

All the most recent CPSMA guidance, Department of Education circulars, guidance, forms and information notes and wider public health guidance relevant to schools since the introduction of Covid-19 is available here. The documentation is categorised with the most recent guidance first. Including the most recent DE publication on FAQs on face coverings in schools. Useful […]Read More →

Ventilation and Air Cleaning Podcast

22nd December 2021 | News, What's New

You can click on this link to listen to our discussion with ventilation specialists, which we hope will be helpful to schools in the New Year.Read More →

Allianz – Schools Getting Winter Ready

14th December 2021 | News, What's New

Message from Allianz   This time of year always brings its own challenges, including bad weather. Storm Barra has been and gone, and behind him left its fair share of damage. Depending where you are in the country you have will have felt Barra to varying degrees. One thing for sure though is that Barra […]Read More →

CPSMA November 2021 Newsletter

30th November 2021 | News, What's New

CPSMA November 2021 newsletter includes : Antigen Tests Nine steps to take in the event of a COVID-19 case in your school Child Protection update Admissions for the 2022/2023 school year Reduced School Day Template Plan Masks in primary school Panel access to the Supplementary Panel for the 2022/2023 school year NCCA consultation on the […]Read More →

Podcast on Child Protection Level 1 Requirements

22nd November 2021 | News, What's New

The CPSMA office recently received a high volume of queries on school Level 1 requirements in relation to Child Protection as part of incidental inspections. We subsequently made representations with the Department of Education Inspectorate on this area. Please find a short 10 minute podcast on the main points of clarification provided here  If you […]Read More →

Update on Child Protection Level 1 Inspections

16th November 2021 | News, What's New

CPSMA wishes to advise its members that following representations with the Department of Education Inspectorate this morning, we can confirm that the requirement for schools to adhere to  the updated Child Protection Child Safeguarding Statement and Risk Assessment template document is being temporarily  paused until January 2022. We have received clarification on requirements for Level […]Read More →

CPSMA Reduced School Day Template Plan

15th October 2021 | News, What's New

In response to queries from members, CPSMA have prepared a suggested Reduced School Day template plan. We hope you may find this template useful.Read More →

Newsletter 66 September 2021

1st October 2021 | News, What's New

CPSMA Newsletter is available to download here . It includes the following contents: School Calendar Board Meetings BOM Vacancies Staff Seniority listings Census Returns Posts of Responsibility Appointment Forms Garda Vetting School Accounts NCSE Update on COVID-19 Use of Reduced School Days Maternity Leave Scheme Employee Assistance Scheme Relevant CircularsRead More →

CPSMA 2021 Pre-Budget Submission

27th September 2021 | News, What's New

The 2021 CPSMA pre-budget submission is available to read here CPSMA pre budget submission 2021Read More →

Guidance Regarding MPLC

22nd September 2021 | News, What's New

We have received  queries from members relating to  MPLC and the requirement of schools to have a licence in place.   Our advice is that if a school shows motion pictures (which includes videos, DVDs , downloads from the internet etc) for entertainment purposes, it will be necessary to obtain a public performance licence from […]Read More →

Return to School – August 2021 Podcast and Back to School Information Note

24th August 2021 | News, What's New

CPSMA has launched a ”Return to School – August 2021” Podcast and Back to School Information Note  which addresses many of the questions raised by our members in recent weeks.Read More →

Letter Re Ancillary Staff  who are VHR _Irish – 26/07/2021

27th July 2021 | News, What's New

Letter Re Ancillary Staff  who are VHR _Irish – 26/07/2021Read More →

Working arrangements for ancillary staff- 2021/2022 school year

21st July 2021 | News, What's New

Dear Chairperson / Principal,   The Department of Education has today issued a letter titled ‘Working Arrangements for staff (other than Teachers and SNAs) who are categorised as Very High Risk (VHR) and for and Pregnant staff (other than Teachers and SNAs) employed in recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools-2021/22 School Year’ which is available […]Read More →

Letter from Department of Education regard Ancillary Staff who are VHR

30th June 2021 | News, What's New

Please click here to view / download letter from the Department of Education setting out the approach to arrangements for staff (other than Teachers and SNAs) currently categorised as Very High Risk (VHR) ahead of the 2021/2022 school year.   Letter Re Ancillary Staff who are VHRRead More →

Allianz / CPSMA Motor & House Insurance Offer

23rd June 2021 | News, What's New

Allianz CPSMA Motor House Insurance Offer Allianz recognise and want to reward the work CPSMA members put in to improving Primary School education across Ireland by offering you an opportunity to save 23% off your car and home insurance. To get your discount visit www.allianz.ie/schools-offer  Read More →

Energy in Education Stakeholder Communications for members SEAI Energy Updates, Summer/Autumn 2021

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The Energy in Education programme offers a range of supports developed by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) in partnership with the Department of Education designed to help schools to improve energy management practices, reduce school operating costs and protect the environment. NEW – Register for a free online Energy Management course – take […]Read More →

CPSMA Draft Digital Strategy for Schools Submission 2021

18th June 2021 | News, What's New

CPSMA has forwarded a submission to the Department of Education as part of the consultation process for the implementation of a new Digital Strategy for Schools. This follows on from the Digital Schools Strategy 2015-2020, the term of which has come to an end. The submission is available to access hereRead More →

Newsletter 65 June 2021

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CPSMA Newsletter is available to download here . It includes the following contents Recruitment School Communication Board of Management Training Standardised Testing and Reports NCSE Forms Summer Programme 2021 Digital Strategy for Schools Project Inspectorate Evaluation of Remote Teaching and Learning (ERTAL) Framework Recent Circulars Spectrum LifeRead More →

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