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CPSMA March 2023 Newsletter

29th March 2023 | News, What's New

CPSMA March 2023 Newsletter is available now for download. Topics covered include New Primary Curriculum Framework Free Primary School Books Scheme Panel Matters Easter Prayer Protected Disclosures Policy Frequently Asked Questions Report of Education Needs for the purpose of Assessment of Need (Disability Act 2005) Health and Safety Inspections in Primary Schools 2023 Summer Programmes […]Read More →

CPSMA Art Competition 2023

23rd March 2023 | News, What's New

    Art Competition Info 2023 Entry_Form Art CompetitionRead More →

Podcast and Supports – Circular 0006/2023 Staffing Arrangements

21st February 2023 | News

As a response to the recent publication of the Staffing Circular 0006/2023, we have developed a podcast in relation to the staffing arrangement considerations for the coming school year. You can access the podcast here In addition, the following supports are also available: Department of Education Circular 0006/2023 and associated documents A 10 minute podcast […]Read More →

Podcast – Completion of Report of Education Need: Considerations for Schools

2nd February 2023 | News, What's New

Guidance on the completion of the Report of Education Need has been published by the Department of Education. To assist schools, we have created a 20 minute podcast on the school’s role in the process. We discuss: – The Assessment of Need process and the new role of the school in it What is expected […]Read More →

University of Notre Dame Emerging Leaders Programme Open for Applications

16th January 2023 | News, What's New

The Emerging Leaders Programme is a one year, part time course run by the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education. The focus of the Emerging Leaders Programme is on the areas of instructional leadership, executive management, school culture and integrated leadership. Applications are now open for primary principals, deputy principals and teachers in […]Read More →

CPSMA December 2022 Newsletter

13th December 2022 | News, What's New

The CPSMA December 2022 Newsletter is now available. Click here to download Read More →

Podcast on the Annual Child Safeguarding Statement Review

21st November 2022 | News, What's New

CPSMA recently spoke with the Inspectorate in relation to the completion of the annual Child Safeguarding Statement review. The following podcast and additional resources should assist schools in its completion. Podcast (15 mins) CPSMA Child Safeguarding Statement Review Podcast Additional Resources Referenced Additional CPSMA child protection webinars & podcasts for DLP/ DDLP & board members […]Read More →

CPSMA October 2022 Newsletter

27th October 2022 | News, What's New

CPSMA October 2022 Newsletter can be downloaded here   It features the following topics School Secretaries Recruitment Substitution POR Guardianship Mí na Samhna Exemption from Irish Ukrainian Students Child Protection Admissions Coiste Gaeilge CPSMA School Building Projects Inspections November CSW resources Board of Management School Self -Evaluation ISSN Climate and Nature Summit 2022 Circulars Employment […]Read More →

November 2022- Catholic Schools Week Resources and Mí na Samhna 2022- Mí na Marbh- Achmainn CSW 2023

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November 2022- Catholic Schools Week Resources–CSW2023 Mí na Samhna 2022- Mí na Marbh- Achmainn CSW 2023Read More →

CPSMA Budget 2023 Statement

28th September 2022 | News

Free Primary Education Now Achievable – CPSMA welcomes budget cash injection for primary  and special schools Catholic Primary School Management Association (CPSMA) welcomes the funding increase of €0.4 billion for primary and special education secured by Minister Foley as a critical cash injection for struggling schools and as a welcome first step on the road […]Read More →

CPSMA Teacher Vacancy Survey Thanks

26th September 2022 | News, What's New

CPSMA would like to thank all our members who contributed to the recent teacher vacancy survey in the past few days. With over 900 surveys completed, the survey paints a comprehensive picture of the current needs schools in relation to staffing. We aim to bring this data to the Department of Education to highlight the […]Read More →

NCCA Posts

15th September 2022 | News, What's New

NCCA is recruiting for 3 Education Officer Posts. Please click on the relevant links below   Geography (primary) and History (primary)  Special Educational Needs (cross-sectoral).Read More →

Primary Managers Call for Major Increase in Capitation to cope with Cost of Living Crises

13th September 2022 | News, What's New

Primary Managers Call for Major Increase in Capitation to cope with Cost of Living Crises   The Primary Management Bodies (An Foras Pátrúnachta, CPSMA, Church of Ireland Board of Education, Educate Together, ETBI, NAMBSE  and the Muslim Primary Board) today issued a joint statement calling for the immediate increase in the basic capitation rate by […]Read More →

CPSMA Top Ten Queries – September 2022

6th September 2022 | News

We have received a large volume of queries on a number of areas in the last number of weeks. Please find below our recent publication highlighting the top ten queries received and support for schools in each area. CPSMA Top Ten Queries September 2022 Links to Resources referenced in Top Ten Queries 1.Should schools be […]Read More →

DE Communication on Return to School 2022-23

31st August 2022 | News

The Department of Education has published communication with schools as part of the return to school for the 2022-23 school year. The communication is available here DE Welcome Back to School Communication 2022-23 RO Litir Fáilte ar ais chuig an Scoilbhliain 2022-23Read More →

Admission of Ukrainian Children & REALT Team Contact Details Nationwide

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Admission of Ukrainian Children and Contacting your REALT Team In the past few months, primary school communities across Ireland have welcomed over 6,000 Ukrainian children. We expect that more Ukrainian children will arrive with their families seeking refuge in Ireland. Ukrainian families may also move within the State as accommodation provision changes in some areas […]Read More →

Office Closure

11th August 2022 | News, What's New

CPSMA offices will be closed on Monday 15th August – Feast of the Assumption. We will be back open Tuesday 16th August at 9a.m.  Read More →

CPSMA Health and Safety Webinar 13th June 2022

13th June 2022 | News, What's New

CPSMA Health and Safety Webinar 13th June 2022 CPSMA is pleased to launch a second Health & Safety webinar, devised to assist Boards of Management in an end of year review of its safety, health and welfare management system, and to provide advice and support for the system’s ongoing maintenance and implementation. The webinar focuses […]Read More →

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