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Circular 70/2018 – New Leadership & Management Circular

15th November 2018 | News, What's New

The Department of Education and Skills have published circular 70/2018, a new Leadership and Management Circular for primary school. The circular may be accessed by clicking on this link.Read More →

CPSMA submission to NCSE – November 2018

13th November 2018 | News, What's New

CPSMA has recently made a submission to the National Council for Special Education in relation to the powers of the Minister for Education and Skills to compel a school to open a special class. The submission may be accessed by clicking on the link below: CPSMA submission for NCSE – selection of a school for special […]Read More →

04 November, 2018 – DES Update on WBS Building Issues

5th November 2018 | News, What's New

From: https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2018-press-releases/PR18-11-04.html   The Department of Education and Skills has been advised that the implementation of precautionary measures at a total of 22 school buildings remains on schedule for completion this evening. Five teams involving over 250 workers have been on site through the weekend to facilitate the reopening of schools. The implementation of these measures […]Read More →

30 October, 2018 – DES Update on WBS Building Issues

31st October 2018 | News, What's New

From: https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2018-press-releases/PR18-10-30.html   The Department of Education and Skills confirms that onsite work has now commenced on the engineering solutions that will enable the reopening of the ground floors of Tyrrelstown Educate Together National School, St Luke’s National School and Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada, Lucan after the mid-term break. Work is also commencing at the buildings requiring […]Read More →

29 October, 2018 – DES Update on WBS Building Issues

30th October 2018 | News, What's New

  From: https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2018-press-releases/PR18-10-29A.html   The Department of Education and Skills wishes to provide an update on the programme of structural assessments which have been conducted to date on schools constructed by Western Building Systems. Good progress continues to be made in relation to the programme of structural assessments and the target is to have all […]Read More →

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 →

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