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Restoration of Capitation Grant Campaign Report

11th September 2018 | News, What's New

Dear Member, As you are aware, CPSMA and the other primary education management bodies have been campaigning over the last number of months, seeking the restoration of the capitation grant to pre-financial crisis levels, i.e. €200 per pupil. The timing of the campaign was to secure political attention to the issue and thereby make it […]Read More →

Recognition of Qualifications to Teach Catholic Religious Education in Catholic Primary Schools on the Island of Ireland

4th July 2018 | News, What's New

Recognition of Qualifications to Teach Catholic Religious Education in Catholic Primary Schools on the Island of Ireland https://www.catholicbishops.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Recognition-of-Qualifications-web.pdfRead More →

Religious Education and the Framework for Junior Cycle

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Religious Education and the Framework for Junior Cycle https://www.catholicbishops.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/RE-in-Framework-for-Junior-Cycle-web.pdfRead More →

The Value of Religious Education in our Primary Schools

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The Value of Religious Education in our Primary Schools Response to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) Consultation on a Curriculum in Education about Religions and Beliefs and Ethics https://www.catholicbishops.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/The-value-of-RE-in-Primary-Schools_web.pdfRead More →

Religious Education at the heart of our Primary Schools

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Religious Education at the heart of our Primary Schools Response to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) Consultation on Time and Structure in a Primary Curriculum https://www.catholicbishops.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/RE-at-the-heart-of-our-Primary-Schools_Web.pdfRead More →

Restoration of Capitation Grants were, yesterday, raised during Leaders’ Questions in Dáil Éireann:

28th June 2018 | News, Press Release, What's New

Restoration of Capitation Grants were, yesterday, raised during Leaders’ Questions in Dáil Éireann: Watch video hereRead More →

Revised Standard Application Forms for Teachers

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Circular 0034/2018 Recruitment of Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) – Supplementary Assignment Arrangements for the 2018/19 school year

15th June 2018 | News

The Department of Education and Skills has published Circular 0034/2018 Recruitment of Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) – Supplementary Assignment Arrangements for the 2018/19 school year.   This circular supersedes Circular 0042/2017, and whilst there are no substantive changes from existing arrangements, Boards of Management should note the following: SNAs can only be appointed to a […]Read More →

CPSMA welcome additional release time for teaching principals as a move toward one day per week

13th June 2018 | News, What's New

CPSMA welcome additional release time for teaching principals as a move toward one day per week CPSMA has warmly welcomed the Department of Education and Skills’ announcement of extra release days for teaching principals and the provision of 50 principal release cluster posts, for 2018/19 school year, which now allows for schools to formally cluster […]Read More →

CPSMA submission in relation to the provision of ASD and Special Classes in mainstream schools

8th June 2018 | News, What's New

CPSMA submission in relation to the provision of ASD and Special Classes in mainstream schools We are very grateful to all of the principals who responded swiftly to our survey. June is a very busy time of year and the speed of response clearly indicates the importance of this matter to our member schools.  CPSMA […]Read More →

Nano Nagle

25th April 2018 | News, What's New

NANO NAGLE   2018 sees the celebration of the tercentenary year of the birth of Nano Nagel who was the founder of the Presentation Order. By the time of her death in 1784 Nano Nagle had opened seven schools for children in poverty in Cork city. Nano was born into a wealthy catholic family in […]Read More →

Recently published article in the Irish Independent by the General Secretary

20th April 2018 | News

The End of Spin Minister Moves to Tackle School Building Barrier   Last June a spokesperson for the Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D. told the Irish Times “there was no evidence of a shortage of school places and the Department of Education carefully monitored supply and demand across the country.” The Ministers’ […]Read More →

Circular 0029/2018

9th April 2018 | News, What's New

The Department of Education and Skills have published circular 0029/2018 – Secondment Scheme for Registered Teachers in Recognised Primary and Post-Primary Schools .Read More →

Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools – Update on Continuing Professional Development Support Arrangements – February 2018

14th February 2018 | News, What's New

  Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017 – Update on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Support Arrangements – February 2018   http://www.pdst.ie/ChildProtectionRead More →

Vetting

10th November 2017 | News

The Vetting Act [“i.e. The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 as amended by the Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016] was commenced on 29th April 2016. This Act places statutory vetting obligations on school authorities. The Department of Education and Skills has issued two circulars outlining these statutory […]Read More →

Circular 0017/2017 Staffing arrangements in Primary Schools for the 2017/18 school year

9th March 2017 | News, What's New

The Department of Education and Skills has published Circular 0017/2017 Staffing arrangements in Primary Schools for the 2017/18 school year. The Circular and associated appendices  can be accessed below: Circular 0017/2017 Staffing arrangements in Primary Schools for the 2017/18 school year Appendix A: Schedule of Enrolment of Pupils – Appointment & Retention Appendix B: Enrolments Required for […]Read More →

Circular 0016/2017 Statutory Requirements for the Retrospective Vetting of Teaching Staff, Non-Teaching Staff and Others

28th February 2017 | News, What's New

The Department of Education and Skills has published Circular 0016/2017 Statutory Requirements for the Retrospective Vetting of Teaching Staff , Non-Teaching Staff and Others. Click here to access Circular 0016/2017   The Department has published on its website an FAQ document to assist school authorities in relation to any queries that they may have regarding […]Read More →

Update on pay rates for School Secretaries, Caretakers and Cleaners 2017

3rd February 2017 | News, What's New

Please note the change in the timeframe for the payment of increases that were set out in Circular 0080/2016. The revised timeframe is included in the following document, Pay Rates in 2017 for School Secretaries, Caretakers and Cleaners, which should be read in conjunction with Circular 0080/2016.Read More →

Celebrating Local Schools National Art Completion 2017

30th January 2017 | News

To celebrate all that is good and positive in our primary schools CPSMA would like to invite schools to participate in a national art competition with the theme: ‘Celebrating our local primary school’ The competition will be divided into three categories: Juniors (Infants to 2nd class) Seniors (3rd to 6th Class) Children with special educational […]Read More →

NCSE Guidelines for Setting up and Organising Special Classes

9th August 2016 | News, What's New

The National Council for Special Education has published guidelines for Setting up and Organising Special Classes. These guidelines have been produced for Boards of Management and Principals of Primary and Post-Primary Schools. Please click on the following link to access the guidelines: Guidelines for Setting up and Organising Special Classes. The NCSE has also published […]Read More →

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