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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 →

Teachers’ Redeployment Panels – Update 20th June 2016

21st June 2016 | News, What's New

The following panel update was posted on the Department’s website on 20th June 2016:   Panel Update 20 June 2016 Summary of Main Panel 20 June 2016 Summary of Supplementary Panel 20 June 2016 Please note that the next panel update will be published on Friday 24 June 2016.  Read More →

Teachers’ Redeployment Panels – Update 3rd June 2016

5th June 2016 | News, What's New

The following update was published on the Department’s website on 3rd June 2016:   Primary Panel Update June 3rd 2016 Summary Main Panel June 3rd 2016 Summary Supplementary Panel June 3rd 2016Read More →

Guidance regarding Circular 76/2015

22nd December 2015 | News

The Department of Education and Skills has issued Circular 0076/2015, which gives direction to Board of Management in relation to the revision of pay rates from 1 January 2016 for School Secretaries, Caretakers and Cleaners employed by the Boards of Management of Recognised Primary Schools. PART A of this Circular applies to School Secretaries and […]Read More →

FAQs to Supplementary Panel Circular 0058/2015

2nd December 2015 | News

 An FAQ document which accompanies Circular 0058/2015 relating to access to the Supplementary Panel for the 2016/17 school year has been published on the Department website. Please click on the following link: FAQs to Circular 0058/2015 Redeployment arrangements for fixed term/temporary (this includes substitute) and part-time teachers through the Supplementary PanelRead More →

Governance Manual for Primary Schools 2015-2019

19th November 2015 | News

The Department of Education and Skills has today advised that the ‘Governance Manual for Primary Schools 2015-2019’ will be distributed to primary schools on a phased basis during the week commencing 23rd November 2015.  All schools should have received the Governance manual by 1st / 2nd December, 2015. Read More →

Minor Works grant and multi-annual Summer Works Scheme

6th November 2015 | News

5 November, 2015 – O’Sullivan confirms additional funding of over €108 million to schools for Minor Works grant and multi-annual Summer Works Scheme The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, T.D., has today officially confirmed the provision of €28.5 million for the payment of a Minor Works grant to primary schools for the current […]Read More →

Revised Sick Leave Schemes for Teachers and Special Needs

2nd October 2015 | News

Please note that the revised  Sick Scheme circulars for Teachers and Special Needs Assistants  have been posted on the Departments Website today. Your attention is drawn in particular to the following Paragraphs which have been amended:     Paragraph 4:  Transitional Arrangements for the awarding of Sick Pay in Exceptional Circumstances Paragraph 16: Maternity Related Illness […]Read More →

Relationships and Sexuality Education in Catholic Primary schools

28th September 2015 | News

An integral part of the Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) Curriculum for primary schools is the provision of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE). Please click here to view the Guidance Note in relation to the required approach to RSE in Catholic Schools in the Republic of Ireland  Read More →

SNA Allocations for 2015/2016

9th July 2015 | News

SNA Allocations for 2015/2016 are available to view from http://ncse.ie/?p=2700&preview=1&_ppp=185d9107ecRead More →

Panel Update Wednesday 27th May 2015

27th May 2015 | News, What's New

The Department of Education and Skills has issued a Panel update. Please click on the links below for details: Panel Update 27 May 2015 Number of Surplus Permanent Teachers on Main Panel on 27 May 2015 Number of teachers on Supplementary Panel 27 May 2015  Read More →

Clarification on Circular 0023/2015 (Ward Report)

29th April 2015 | News, What's New

CPSMA has received the following clarification in relation to requirements on part of the Employer to terminate all fixed term contracts at the end of the 2014/2015 school year – Circular 0023/2015 – Implementation of the Recommendations of the Expert Group on Fixed-Term and Part-Time Employment in Primary and Second Level Education in Ireland.   […]Read More →

Garda Vetting

23rd April 2015 | News

Advance Preparation for the Forthcoming Statutory Garda Vetting Requirements The Department has published (23 April 2015) Circular 0026/2015 – Advance preparations for the commencement of statutory requirements for Garda vetting under the National Vetting Bureau(Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 (the Vetting Act) which outlines preparations being put in place in advance of the forthcoming […]Read More →

Panel

31st March 2015 | News

The Department of Education and Skills has circulated the Main Redeployment Panels to the various panel operators.  A panel update was posted on the Department website on Monday 30 March, 2015 with a link to the summary list for each of the individual redeployment panels. Click here for Summary List. Click here for Redeployment Arrangements […]Read More →

Allocation of Resource Teaching Hours to Students with Down Syndrome

30th March 2015 | News

The decision by the Minister for Education & Skills to allocate additional teaching resources to students with Down Syndrome applies to students for whom schools have not already been allocated Low Incidence Teaching Hours. Schools should complete the Application Form, which is available on the NCSE website (news page) and forward it to their SENO […]Read More →

Education Update

25th March 2015 | News

Mary Stokes v CBS High School Clonmel On 24 February last, the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal brought by Mary Stokes against CBS High School Clonmel (“the School”). Her case against the School had focused on the inclusion of the parental rule in its Admissions Policy. She argued that her son, as a member of […]Read More →

Staffing arrangements in Primary Schools for the 2015/16 school year

17th February 2015 | News

0005/2015-Staffing arrangements in Primary Schools for the 2015/16 school year Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C appendix D Appendix E Appendix F 10 key points FAQ on Circular 0005/2015 FAQ on Redeployment Arrangements – Main Panel Panel Update Form 2015/2016Read More →

CPSMA welcomes announcement by Minister O’Sullivan concerning sustainable school communities

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Father Tom Deenihan, the General Secretary of the Catholic Primary School Management Association, has welcomed the announcement today by Minister Jan O’Sullivan concerning sustainable school communities. Father Deenihan said that CPSMA, with their colleagues in the INTO, have been engaging with the Minister’s Officials for some time in relation to this initiative.  The issue of small […]Read More →

17 February, 2015 – Minister O’Sullivan outlines new policy to support sustainable school communities

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The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has today announced that Government has agreed the implementation of two new policies to better support the sustainability of small schools, and particularly those in isolated areas. This policy approach involves two key elements: ·        Improved changes to the staffing schedule for some small schools and […]Read More →

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