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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 →

Updated Covid-19 Guidance to Schools following the mid-term break 2022

23rd February 2022 | News, What's New

The Department of Education has issued the following guidance to schools   Information Note SD 0003_2022 23 Feb 2022 Information Note SD 0003_2022 23 Feb 2022 GARead More →

Toolkit – Reconnecting With Parents Webinar, Podcast & Resources

17th February 2022 | News, What's New

This toolkit includes a variety of resources which may be of interest following our Board of Management training webinar titled Reconnecting With Parents: meeting the challenges and reaping the benefit, which was hosted on Thursday 17th February 2022.   CPSMA Reconnecting With Parents Webinar and Podcast: Webinar – Reconnecting with Parents Webinar Podcast – CPSMA […]Read More →

CPSMA Submission on DE STEM Implementation Plan 2022-2026

25th January 2022 | News, What's New

The Department of Education (DE) has opened a consultation process in relation to the implementation of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) plan 2022-2026. The process is open for submissions from any interested parties here You can read the CPSMA submission hereRead More →

Notice of Condolence

17th January 2022 | News, What's New

The Board of CPSMA would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the family of Ashling Murphy, and also to her friends and the staff and pupils in Scoil Naomh Colmcille, Durrow. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam. As a mark of respect the Board has postponed its meeting scheduled for tomorrow – 18th […]Read More →

Ventilation and Air Cleaning Podcast

22nd December 2021 | News, What's New

You can click on this link to listen to our discussion with ventilation specialists, which we hope will be helpful to schools in the New Year.Read More →

Allianz – Schools Getting Winter Ready

14th December 2021 | News, What's New

Message from Allianz   This time of year always brings its own challenges, including bad weather. Storm Barra has been and gone, and behind him left its fair share of damage. Depending where you are in the country you have will have felt Barra to varying degrees. One thing for sure though is that Barra […]Read More →

CPSMA November 2021 Newsletter

30th November 2021 | News, What's New

CPSMA November 2021 newsletter includes : Antigen Tests Nine steps to take in the event of a COVID-19 case in your school Child Protection update Admissions for the 2022/2023 school year Reduced School Day Template Plan Masks in primary school Panel access to the Supplementary Panel for the 2022/2023 school year NCCA consultation on the […]Read More →

Podcast on Child Protection Level 1 Requirements

22nd November 2021 | News, What's New

The CPSMA office recently received a high volume of queries on school Level 1 requirements in relation to Child Protection as part of incidental inspections. We subsequently made representations with the Department of Education Inspectorate on this area. Please find a short 10 minute podcast on the main points of clarification provided here  If you […]Read More →

Update on Child Protection Level 1 Inspections

16th November 2021 | News, What's New

CPSMA wishes to advise its members that following representations with the Department of Education Inspectorate this morning, we can confirm that the requirement for schools to adhere to  the updated Child Protection Child Safeguarding Statement and Risk Assessment template document is being temporarily  paused until January 2022. We have received clarification on requirements for Level […]Read More →

CPSMA Reduced School Day Template Plan

15th October 2021 | News, What's New

In response to queries from members, CPSMA have prepared a suggested Reduced School Day template plan. We hope you may find this template useful.Read More →

Newsletter 66 September 2021

1st October 2021 | News, What's New

CPSMA Newsletter is available to download here . It includes the following contents: School Calendar Board Meetings BOM Vacancies Staff Seniority listings Census Returns Posts of Responsibility Appointment Forms Garda Vetting School Accounts NCSE Update on COVID-19 Use of Reduced School Days Maternity Leave Scheme Employee Assistance Scheme Relevant CircularsRead More →

CPSMA 2021 Pre-Budget Submission

27th September 2021 | News, What's New

The 2021 CPSMA pre-budget submission is available to read here CPSMA pre budget submission 2021Read More →

Guidance Regarding MPLC

22nd September 2021 | News, What's New

We have received  queries from members relating to  MPLC and the requirement of schools to have a licence in place.   Our advice is that if a school shows motion pictures (which includes videos, DVDs , downloads from the internet etc) for entertainment purposes, it will be necessary to obtain a public performance licence from […]Read More →

Return to School – August 2021 Podcast and Back to School Information Note

24th August 2021 | News, What's New

CPSMA has launched a ”Return to School – August 2021” Podcast and Back to School Information Note  which addresses many of the questions raised by our members in recent weeks.Read More →

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