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CPSMA Pre Budget 2013 Submission

23rd November 2012 | News

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Newsletter:November 2012 Edition

22nd November 2012 | News

The latest edition of the CPSMA Newsletter has been posted  to schools.  Click on the link below to download a copy of the November 2012 CPSMA Newsletter.   Newsletter : November 2012 Edition       Read More →

Be Winter Ready Information Campaign

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The “Be Winter Ready” 2012-2013 Information Campaign was launched on the 9th November by Mr. Alan Shatter Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence and Mr. Leo Varadkar Minister for Toursim and Transport.  The dedicated website www.winterready.ie provides advice under a range of headings one of which is  “Schools”.  Under the heading of “Schools” advice can […]Read More →

Lifeskills Education Survey

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The Department of Education and Skills is currently carrying out its second Lifeskills Education Survey in both the primary and post-primary sector. The information provided in the Survey affords an understanding of how schools cater for the very important life skill needs of our young people. It will also inform future policy making by the […]Read More →

Self Certified Paid Sick Leave Arrangements For Department Paid Secretaries And Caretakers in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools

21st November 2012 | News

The Labour Court has made recommendations in relation to sick pay arrangements in the public service. In relation to self-certified (or uncertified) sick leave, the Labour Court recommended that “seven days self-certified paid sick leave be granted over a rolling two year period”. The purpose of this Circular, 0042/2012, is to implement that recommendation.  Circular […]Read More →

A Guide to Short Evaluation of Schools at High Support Units, Special Care Units and Child Detention Centres

20th November 2012 | News

This draft guide describes short inspections carried out in the schools attached to high support units, special care units and child detention centres.    Given the particular circumstances of the children who attend these schools, including the fact that all are in the residential care of the state, the Inspectorate is committed to a programme of […]Read More →

School Self Evaluation-Guidelines and Circular 39/2012 Launched

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The Minister for Education and Skills launched new school self-evaluation guidelines at in Dublin today (19th Nov. 2012)  The School Self-Evaluation Guidelines will support schools to evaluate their own work and to set targets to improve teaching and learning. This will help to achieve the targets set out in the Programme for Government and in […]Read More →

Inclusiveness in Irish Primary Schools

16th November 2012 | News

The Department of Education and Skills [DES] has announced that it proposes to publish a White Paper in 2013 regarding the promotion of ‘Greater Inclusiveness in Irish Primary Schools. CPSMA intends to make a submission to the DES on this issue. CPSMA invites your comments and suggestions regarding: (a)  examples of good practice in regard […]Read More →

Inclusiveness in Irish Primary Schools

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The Department of Education and Skills [DES] has announced that it proposes to publish a White Paper in 2013 regarding the promotion of ‘Greater Inclusiveness in Irish Primary Schools. CPSMA intends to make a submission to the DES on this issue. CPSMA invites your comments and suggestions regarding: (a)  examples of good practice in regard […]Read More →

NCSE Allocation of Resource Teaching Hours

14th November 2012 | News

13 November 2012: The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) today announced that a further â’¬28m has been provided for additional teaching and care supports for children with special educational needs. These supports are in addition to the supports previously sanctioned by the NCSE in June for the 2012/2013 school year and are for children […]Read More →

NEWB Consultation – One Child, One Team, One Plan

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Consultation with school principals – draft NEWB guidance on a new practice model of service delivery for DEIS and non-DEIS schools Your views are needed! The National Educational Welfare Board (NEWB) is seeking the views of school principals on a schools guidance document – One Child, One Team, One Plan: NEWB Service Delivery for DEIS […]Read More →

Circular 0038/2012 – Panel access for fixed-term (temporary), substitute and part-time teachers to the Supplementary Redeployment Panel

10th November 2012 | News

Circular 0038/2012; Panel access for fixed-term (temporary), substitute and part-time teachers to the Supplementary Redeployment PanelRead More →

Extra RCT Seminar, Clonmel, November 20th

8th November 2012 | News

CPSMA have arranged an additional seminar dealing with RCT which will be held at the Clonmel Park Hotel on the 20th November, 2012 at 7.30 pm. Visit the RCT Seminars page on the left hand side to register or alternativelyRegister online for this seminar here.    Read More →

Gas Savings Update-Urgent

7th November 2012 | News

If your school registered recently for ‘Gas Savings’ through the CPSMA website then what follows is important and urgent. The National Procurement Service now require you to e-mail the name and contact e-mail details of the person on your Board of Management [Chairperson preferably] who will sign the contract on behalf of the school with […]Read More →

Supervision 2011/12-Payments to Substitutes/External Supervisors

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CPSMA has today (7th November, 2012) published a document, “Supervision 2011/12-Payments to Substitutes/External Supervisors”, which we trust will be of assistance to Boards of Management of Primary Schools in dealing with the whole area of supervision payments. Click here to download/read.Read More →

Travel Pass Scheme for 2013-Circular 35/2012

6th November 2012 | News

The Travel Pass Scheme for 2013, as set out in Circular 0035/2012, will apply for teachers, special needs assistants, and others. The scheme carries with it a benefit in kind exemption from the Revenue Commissioners.   Click here to read the circular and apply.Read More →

Self Certified Paid Sick Leave Arrangements for Special Needs Assistants in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools

2nd November 2012 | News

The Labour Court has made recommendations in relation to self-certified (or uncertified) sick leave and has recommended a phased move to new arrangements. Circular 0037/2012, published on 2nd November, 2012, aims to implement the recommendation of the Labour Court in respect of self certified (or uncertified) paid sick leave for special needs assistants. You can […]Read More →

Self Certified Paid Sick Leave Arrangements for Registered Teachers in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools

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Circular 0036/2012, “Self Certified Paid Sick Leave Arrangements for Registered Teachers in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools” has today, November 2nd, been released by the DES. The purpose of this circular is to implement the recommendation of the Labour Court in relation to self certified (or uncertified) sick leave. Click here to read the […]Read More →

Minister Launches Survey To Seek Views on Patronage of Schools

23rd October 2012 | News

The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn, T.D. today (22nd October, 2012) launched a survey seeking the views of parents as to what type of school they would like their children to attend. The DES has published an information leaflet about Diversity of Patronage in primary schools.  Click here to read it in English […]Read More →

Minister Launches Survey To Seek Views on Patronage of Schools

22nd October 2012 | News

The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn, T.D. today (22nd October, 2012) launched a survey seeking the views of parents as to what type of school they would like their children to attend.  The DES has published an information leaflet about Diversity of Patronage in primary schools.  Click here to read it in English […]Read More →

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