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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 →

Post ar iasacht le CPSMA mar Chomhairleoir Bainistíochta Scoile

1st April 2022 | News, What's New

Fearann an CPSMA fáilte roimh iarratais don ról ar iasacht mar chomhairleoir bainistíochta scoile, ag tosnú ar an 1ú Méan Fómhair 2022. Tá sonraí an phoist ar fáil anseo . Tá an fhoirm iarratais ar fáil anseo. Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ag [email protected]Read More →

CPSMA National Art Competition 2022

31st March 2022 | News, What's New

Our theme this year for the CPSMA National Art Competition is “Community , Welcome and Faith in action”.  You download the competition details and entry form below Closing date has been extended until the 13th May 2022 Art Competition 2022 Entry Form Art Competition  Read More →

Podcast – Welcoming Newly Arriving Children from Ukraine: Considerations for schools

23rd March 2022 | News, What's New

In this 20-minute podcast, we discuss three areas relating to supporting newly arriving children from Ukraine into Irish primary schools:- 1. Primary School Life in Ukraine Firstly, we speak to Iryna Britanova-Listratenko, a Ukrainian teacher who recently arrived in Ireland with her daughter Sasha. Iryna provides an insight into how the Ukrainian primary school system […]Read More →

Supporting Children and Young People in a time of War

12th March 2022 | News, What's New

The National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) has published advice for parents/ guardians and school staff on supporting children and young people in a time of war. The documents are accessible hereRead More →

CPSMA Newsletter March  2022

2nd March 2022 | News, What's New

CPSMA March Newsletter  includes : Non Statutory Leave Parental Leave Grants Calendar Child Protection Update NCSE Guidelines COVID-19 Special Leave with Pay for teachers and SNAs Primary Curriculum Framework Aistear Framework STEM Implementation Plan Genesis Survey Guidance Manual for Treasurers Spectrum Life Employee Assistance Service (EAS) FAQs Seminars for Students SEAI Energy Update Recent Circulars […]Read More →

Covid-19 School Documents Repository

28th February 2022 | News, What's New

All the most recent CPSMA guidance, Department of Education circulars, guidance, forms and information notes and wider public health guidance relevant to schools since the introduction of Covid-19 is available here. The documentation is categorised with the most recent guidance first. Including the most recent DE publication on FAQs on face coverings in schools. Useful […]Read More →

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