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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 DES school meals updated guidance final pdf CPSMA Guidance Note School Meals School Meals Scheme FAQs Community Champions School Meals Scheme An Post Distribution DepotsRead 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 →

Chief Medical Officer advice to parents and schools

2nd March 2020 | News, What's New

Chief Medical Officer advice to parents and schools. https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/information-for-schools-preschools-and-third-level-institutions-on-the-coronavirus.html#4    Read More →

Information for schools on the Coronavirus

28th February 2020 | News, What's New

The Department of Education and Skills has updated information for schools on Covid-19. This has been provided by the Department of Health and HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre following a meeting of the National Public Health Emergency Team. Public health doctors are available to liaise with schools and advise on precautions if staff and/or students […]Read More →

Vacancy – Education Executive

21st January 2020 | News, What's New

CPSMA wishes to appoint an Education Executive. The appointment will be made by the Board of Directors following an open, public competition. CPSMA is an equal opportunities employer. Please click on the below links for full Job Specification and Application Form. The advertisement can also be viewed on www.educationposts.ie   CPSMA Education Executive – Full […]Read More →

Information Note TTC 001/2019- Changes to the Career Break Scheme for Registered Teachers employed in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools – 2019/20 School Year

22nd November 2019 | News, What's New

Information Note TTC 001/2019  titled “Changes to the Career Break Scheme for Registered Teachers employed in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools – 2019/20 School Year” has been published on the Department’s websiteRead More →

Board of Governance Calendar 2019-2020

7th November 2019 | News, What's New

Board of Governance CalendarRead More →

Budget 2020 – CPSMA Press Release

9th October 2019 | News, What's New

Paschal still picking the pockets of prudent schools “If Irish Primary Schools had the annual overspend from Health we would have the best primary school system in the world.”   Seamus Mulconry, General Secretary of CPSMA (Catholic Primary School Management Association), welcomed the increased investment by Minister McHugh in the primary sector in particular the […]Read More →

BOM 2019-2023 New Governance Manual & Parent Nomination/Election Templates

30th September 2019 | News, What's New

The new Board of Management 2019-2023 Governance Manual has been issued for the new board term. Template letters for the nomination/election of parent nominees have been updated by CPSMA in line with the new Governance Manual. Links to both are available for members below. Governance Manual for Primary Schools 2019-2023 CPSMA Template Letters for nomination/election […]Read More →

Catholic Schools Week 2020

16th September 2019 | News, What's New

Catholic Schools Week 2020 will be held this coming January from Sunday 26 January to Sunday 2 February. There will also be, as is now well established, a November moment. The November and January resources for schools will be available online shortly and can be downloaded from the Catholic Schools Partnership site. Hardcopy Posters and […]Read More →

NABMSE Behaviour Support Training In September.

17th July 2019 | News, What's New

Dear Member NABMSE are organising Behaviour Support training in co-operation with IPPN and NAPD in three venues this September. This training will address and offer practical solutions to the professional, legal and ethical issues in relation to supporting pupils/students who have behaviours of concern. The training will be provided by Martha Mc Ginn of the […]Read More →

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