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SNA Allocations for 2015/2016

9th July 2015 | News

SNA Allocations for 2015/2016 are available to view from 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 →


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 →

NCSE Guidelines for Primary and Post Primary schools

11th February 2015 | News

The NCSE Guidelines for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2015-2016 are now available on the  NCSE website.  They can be located at the below link: More →

Press statement from the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform regarding the extension of the FEMPI retirement ‘grace period’ for pensions

10th February 2015 | News

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Mr Brendan Howlin T.D., today (10 February 2015) secured approval to extend – to June 2016 – the period within which public servants can retire under the terms and conditions which they held prior to the pay reductions under the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (FEMPI) Act […]Read More →

Minister for Education and Skills announces the development of a new Inclusion Support Service within the National Council for Special Education

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The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan T.D., has today announced the establishment within the National Council for Special Education of a new Inclusion Support Service to assist schools in supporting children with special educational needs.   This service will include the Special Education Support Service (SESS), the National Behaviour Support Service (NBSS) and […]Read More →

Guidelines on promoting positive mental health in primary schools published

2nd February 2015 | News

The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, and Minister of State for Mental Health, Kathleen Lynch TD, have today launched Well-Being in Primary Schools – Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion. Schools play a vital role in the promotion of positive mental health in children. Schools can also provide a safe and supportive environment […]Read More →

Data Protection Training

29th January 2015 | News

Members should note that a Data Protection training seminar for principals, teachers and members of boards of management has been organised for the 12th February in Kildare Education Centre from 6p.m. to 8p.m. This free training is open to all schools at primary and post primary level and is presented and facilitated by Millett & […]Read More →

Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan announces Government approval of the Teaching Council Amendment Bill

22nd January 2015 | News

Click the following link to read the Department of Education and Skills Press Release – Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan announces Government approval of the Teaching Council Amendment BillRead More →

Pregnancy-related sick leave under the 2014 Public Service Sick Leave Scheme

20th January 2015 | News

DPER have issued an interim arrangement for public servants who took sick leave due to a pregnancy related illness and exhausted their paid sick leave due to this illness. The interim arrangement is as follows: If a woman reaches the 4-year paid sick leave limit and pregnancy-related sick leave is listed as an absence on […]Read More →

Department of Education and Skills issue Weather Alert – Guidance and Advice for Schools

15th January 2015 | News

The Department of Education and Skills has brought to the attention of schools and colleges an emerging weather event involving severe winds which may impact during a period when students and staff are travelling to school by public transport and in private cars. Met Eireann has issued a Red level weather warning for severe and […]Read More →

SEAI Public Sector Monitoring and Reporting

17th December 2014 | News

Did you know that all Public Bodies, including schools, have a statutory obligation to monitor and report energy use?   Under Statutory Instrument 426 of 2014 all public sector bodies are required to report annually using an on-line system on their energy usage and actions taken to reduce consumption. To help you in this reporting […]Read More →

Archbishop Eamon Martin launches novel online Advent Calendar

5th December 2014 | News

Each day of Advent amounts to a period of time which allows us to journey and reflect on ‘the joy of the Gospel” – Archbishop Eamon Audio ‘Thought for Today’ a new feature for this year’s Advent Calendar Archbishop Eamon Martin has today launched a specially commissioned 2014 Advent calendar on the homepage of the Irish Catholic bishops’ […]Read More →

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