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DES Guidance for Access to schools from 18th May

15th May 2020 | News, What's New

DES Guidance for access to schools from 18 May 20 finalRead More →

Submission to DES re : September Return to School

14th May 2020 | News, What's New

Please click here to read the Submission on September Return to School made to the Department of Education and Skills on 13th May 2020.Read More →

CPSMA School Admissions Policy Webinar

29th April 2020 | News, Training, What's New

CPSMA School Admissions Policy Webinar   CPSMA yesterday hosted a webinar on School Admissions policies, at the request of the Patron of the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore, Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan. Schools had submitted questions in advance and the panel went through the draft policy from start to finish, answering queries and offering some suggested […]Read More →

DES – Applications for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Transport during the current Covid-19 Period of Restrictions

27th April 2020 | News, What's New

DES – Applications for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Transport during the current Covid-19 Period of RestrictionsRead More →

Special Needs Assistant Allocations for the 2020/21 School Year for Mainstream Classes in Primary and Post Primary Schools

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Special Needs Assistant Allocations for the 2020/21 School Year for Mainstream Classes in Primary and Post Primary Schools  Read More →

Important Notice: Arrangements for Section 29 appeals during the Covid 19 emergency

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Important Notice:  Arrangements for Section 29 appeals during the Covid 19 emergencyRead More →

ICT Grants to schools

24th April 2020 | News, What's New

Circulars 0031/2020 and 0032/2020 have been issued from DES regarding ICT Grant 2019/2020.    Read More →

DES Guidance on supporting students at risk of educational disadvantage and Guidance on supporting students with Special Educational Needs

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DES Guidance on supporting students at risk of educational disadvantage and Guidance on supporting students with Special Educational Needs.Read More →

Newsletter – April 2020

20th April 2020 | News, What's New

The latest newsletter is now available . Please Click Here to view and downloadRead More →

7th April 2020 – DES Payslip Delivery Service Delays

7th April 2020 | News, What's New

The Department of Education and Skills has placed the following notice regarding Payslip Delivery Services Delays on their website –https://www.education.ie/en/Education-Staff/Services/Payroll-Financial/Payroll-Services-and-Information.html  Read More →

Minister’s announcement re SNA allocation for the 2020/2021 school year

3rd April 2020 | News, What's New

02 April, 2020 – Minister McHugh announces deferral of new allocation model for Special Needs Assistants The Minister for Education & Skills Joe McHugh TD has today (Thursday 2 April 2020) announced that the planned new allocation model for Special Needs Assistants has been deferred for one year. The frontloading model for primary and post-primary […]Read More →

Circular 0018/2020 Staffing Schedule Application Forms in Word Format

2nd April 2020 | News, What's New

Circular 0018/2020 Staffing Schedule Application Forms in Word Format The following documents as part of Circular 0018/2020 Staffing arrangements in Primary Schools for the 2020/2021 school year  have been made available in Word format by the Department of Education and Skills (DES) Allocations Section to assist schools in their completion and return to the DES. […]Read More →

Continuing School Administration & CPSMA Guidance on Remote BoM Meetings

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CPSMA Guidance Note on Remote Meetings and DES Important Information regarding School Administration Dear Member, Please click here to read  DES information note important information regarding the various school administrative issues during this time.  The information note relates to school buildings, ongoing administration, holding board of management meetings remotely, Section 29 appeals, counting of days […]Read More →

Circular 27/2020 and CPSMA Guidance Note in relation to Temporary assignment arrangements for certain staff in the Education and Training sector

1st April 2020 | News, What's New

Circular 27/2020 CPSMA Guidance Note in relation to Temporary assignment arrangements for certain staff in the education and training sector CPSMA Template letter/email to SNAs re Temporary_ Reassignment under Circular 0027/2020 HSE Temporary Assignment of SNA Briefing Document 0027_2020 DES Updated FAQ Documents on Temporary Re-assignment Arrangements CPSMA_Template_letter/email_for_DES paid Ancillary Staff_re_Temp_Reassignment under Circular 0027/2020 7th […]Read More →

School Meals Scheme Updated Guidance

30th March 2020 | News, What's New

School Meals Scheme Updated Guidance Please find below, the most recent correspondence to schools from the Social Inclusion Unit of the Department of Education and Skills in relation to the School Meals Scheme. All other previous Guidance is below. Dear Principal, The Department has been made aware that issues arose last week in An Post […]Read More →

Supporting Pupils with Distance Learning

20th March 2020 | News, What's New

  Supporting Pupils with Distance Learning Please find below information which may be of benefit to schools to support distance learning with pupils during Covid-19   Communication Platforms to Support Distance Learning https://www.pdst.ie/DistanceLearning PDST has curated a page with information on various digital platforms in one location, which schools may wish to consider when exploring […]Read More →

Note on Payment of Teachers

13th March 2020 | News, What's New

Payroll Div Arrangements for payment of salary pensionRead More →

Postponed Training and CPSMA AGM

11th March 2020 | News, What's New

  Due to ongoing concerns in relation to the containment of Covid-19, the Board of Directors of CPSMA has taken the decision to suspend all planned training events and our Annual General Meeting  until further notice. We appreciate the inconvenience that this decision will cause, but please be assured that the decision was taken in […]Read More →

Updated letter from CMO to all schools

3rd March 2020 | News, What's New

Dear all,  Further to our correspondence this morning, we would like to direct your attention to an updated letter (see link below) issued to all schools this afternoon by Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Tony Holohan, addressing the recent school closure as a result of the confirmed Covid-19 case.  Chief Medical Officer advice for parents […]Read More →

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