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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 →

Use of Schools as Polling Stations / Insurance Issues

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The following guidelines have been drafted in respect of the use of schools as Polling Stations in the forthcoming referendum. In drafting these guidelines it should be noted that School Patrons and Boards of Management who have an Allianz Custodian School Protection policy are adequately protected in respect of their legal liability as owners and/or […]Read More →

DEADLINE REMINDER – Monitoring and Reporting Energy Use

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DEADLINE REMINDER  Monitoring and Reporting Energy Use 27 April 2018 The deadline for all Public Sector bodies, including schools, to report annual energy usage and actions taken to reduce consumption for 2017 is 27 April 2018. The National Energy Efficiency Action Plan to 2020 has set the Public Sector a target to improve energy efficiency […]Read More →

Circular 0029/2018

9th April 2018 | News, What's New

The Department of Education and Skills have published circular 0029/2018 – Secondment Scheme for Registered Teachers in Recognised Primary and Post-Primary Schools .Read More →

Circular 0027/2018

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The Department of Education and Skills have published circular 0027/2018: Provision to allow for certain education and training sector staff to be retained in employment beyond their Compulsory Retirement Age of 65 years until they reach the age of eligibility for the Contributory State Pension and the accompanying FAQ document for circular 0027/2018 .Read More →

Changes to Critical Illness Provisions (CIP) from 31st March 2018

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The Department of Education and Skills have published two circulars detailing changes to critical illness provisions from 31st March 2018: Circular 0025/2018 – Sick Leave Scheme for Teachers – Changes to the Critical Illness Provisions (CIP) from 31st March 2018 Circular 0026/2018 – Sick Leave Scheme for Special Needs Assistants – Changes to the Critical Illness […]Read More →

Easter Closure

29th March 2018 | What's New

Cpsma office will be closed from 1p.m Thursday 29th April until Friday 6th April .  Read More →

Cancelled Training Events

4th March 2018 | What's New

Dear Principal/ Chairperson Due to the unpredictability of weather and road conditions over the coming week, we have cancelled the following three training events:   Tuesday 6th March 2018 Training in the Newgrange Hotel, Navan, has been cancelled and has been rescheduled for Tuesday 1st May 2018. Training in the Mill Park Hotel, Donegal Town, […]Read More →

Allianz Office Closure

1st March 2018 | What's New

The Allianz offices are closed until Monday. In the event of an emergency schools can contact their local Allianz Representative.   West – Shane Mooney   087 9190428 South West – Noel O’Loughlin.  087 2588943 South – Neil Tobin 087 2528018 South East – Martin Sinnott 087 6862329 North East – Alan Carroll   087 9566721 North […]Read More →

Child Protection Training – New venues added

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Dear Principal and Chairperson,   CPSMA is running a series of Board of Management Training Seminars on Child Protection in 26 locations nationwide. The venues and dates are listed below. This training will address the statutory obligations of Boards of Management, and the changes in the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017, […]Read More →

CPSMA AGM 2018 – Office Closure

22nd February 2018 | What's New

CPSMA offices  will be closed on Friday 23th February 2018 to facilitate our Annual General Meeting. We will re open on Monday 26th February at 9a.m.Read More →

Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools – Update on Continuing Professional Development Support Arrangements – February 2018

14th February 2018 | News, What's New

  Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017 – Update on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Support Arrangements – February 2018   http://www.pdst.ie/ChildProtectionRead More →

Circular 12/2018 Scheme of Temporary Re-Assignment for Registered Teachers in Recognised Primary Schools

12th February 2018 | What's New

Circular 12/2018 Scheme of Temporary Re-Assignment for Registered Teachers in Recognised Primary SchoolsRead More →

Catholic Schools Week 2018

1st February 2018 | What's New

In partnership with World Meeting of Families 2018, the Catholic Schools Week Steering Committee has developed a one-year catechetical programme for Catholic primary and post-primary schools. The theme for this programme is Catholic Schools: Called to be a Family of Families.  The programme invites Catholic schools to reflect on and celebrate the relationship that exists between home, school and […]Read More →

Child Protection Training

30th January 2018 | Training, What's New

CPSMA is running a series of Child Protection Training Seminars for Boards of Management, commencing with the dates listed below.   This training will address the statutory obligations of Boards of Management, and the changes in the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017, following the commencement of the remaining provisions of the […]Read More →

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