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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 →

CPSMA Pre Budget 2019 Submission

21st September 2018 | What's New

CPSMA pre budget 2019 SubmissionRead More →

Board of Management Training for Newly Appointed Principals and their Chairpersons – Venue Update

18th September 2018 | What's New

Board of Management Training for Newly Appointed Principals and their Chairpersons – Venue Update      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 →

Vacancy – Secondment position – Schools Management Advisor

13th July 2018 | What's New

CPSMA are currently seeking applications for a seconded Schools Management Advisor.  See below for full details of the post  and Application Form Job desciption – Schools Management Advisor Application Form for Schools Management Advisor                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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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 →

Union and management cooperation seeks to liberate school principals from excessive red tape

12th June 2018 | What's New

INTO and the Catholic Primary School Management Association (CPSMA) met today, 11th June 2018  to discuss issues of common concern for our respective membership’s. There was a substantive and lengthy focus on the issue of workload, in particular for principals. Both organisations recognise the increasing burden of administration and compliance related work falling on principal […]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 →

CPSMA Information note on the GDPR “Becoming Accountable”

8th May 2018 | What's New

CPSMA Information on the GDPR Part One 8th May 2018 Becoming Accountable Final   – click link  to download the printable version of text below   Why is data protection compliance so important for schools?   At present, the data protection regime in Ireland is governed by the Data Protection Act 1988 and the Data Protection (Amendment) […]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 →

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