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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 →

Primary Teacher Appointment Form (PTAF) 2022-2023

8th June 2022 | News

The Primary Teacher Appointment Form (PTAF) for teaching appointments for the 2022-2023 school year has been published. It is available here here as well as in the Appointments section of our website here  along with all other relevant appointment documents.Read More →

CPSMA Webinar – Legal Matters – Board in Action

26th May 2022 | News, What's New

This webinar will deal with the procedure for board meetings and how they can be more effective. It will focus on the roles and governance responsibilities we have as board members and identify some key functions of the board.Read More →

Appointing a School Principal – Guidance for Chairpersons

16th May 2022 | News, What's New

Appointing a School Principal – Guidance for Chairpersons is a short  webinar devised to assist Chairpersons in the implementation of the recruitment procedures set out in Chapter Four, Circular 0044/2019.     Checklist for the Appointment of Principal Retention of Documents – Appointment of Principal Sample letter of invitation to Interview Sample report to the […]Read More →

MIC Master of Education in Religious Education

5th May 2022 | News, What's New

MIC Master of Education in Religious Education BrochureRead More →

Newsletter no. 69 May 2022

4th May 2022 | News, What's New

CPSMA May Newsletter is now available . Click here to download  Contents include Key points to note – 0025/2022 Staffing Circular 0025/2022 Supporting Pupils from Ukraine Autism Good Practice Guidance DEIS Identification 2022: Appeals process Say Yes to Languages Circular on Standardised Testing, Curriculum and Other Matters Aistear Update NCSE SET Allocation Appeals Process Coiste […]Read More →

2022-2023 Staffing Arrangements Supports

27th April 2022 | News, SNA: Standard (Panel Appointment), What's New

Here you will find a range of supports relating to the 2022-23 staffing arrangements to assist schools. They include a 25 minute podcast on Circular 0025/2022, a 10 minute podcast on Contracts of Indefinite Duration (CIDs), as well as Circular itself and all related documents. Please contact us in relation to any queries at 01-6292462 […]Read More →

CPSMA Submission on the Updating of Aistear

23rd April 2022 | News, What's New

Please find the CPSMA submission as part of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) updating of Aistear hereRead More →

The Diocese of Limerick Vacancies

12th April 2022 | News, What's New

The Diocese of Limerick has two exciting vacancies: ·                Assistant Director St. Senan’s Education Office ·                Office Assistant Diocese of Limerick /St Senan’s Education Office ·                  Each job advertised has an application pack with job description. Please read this and complete the necessary documents specified.   ST. SENAN’S EDUCATION OFFICE VACANCY FOR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR One-year (minimum) fixed-term […]Read More →

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