The Minister for Education, Richard Brouton, has instructed managerial bodies of schools to hire unemployed teachers rather than retired teachers. The minister cannot force schools to do so as the hiring of teachers is the school’s responsibility. However, the Department has introduced rules that mean retired teachers returning to work will be paid on a[…]
So I finally got my photos back from the Local Enterprise Office’s photographer for the Ploughing Championships. As you can see smiling on cue is not my forte! Which one is the best do you think? And don’t forget, if you would like to support my campaign, it would really be appreciated!!
The Department of Education has had its request for planning permission for a new school in Donegal approved. A new Educate Together school will be built on a site once housed by the old Unifi factory in the Kiltoy area of town. The multi-million euro building will consist of 24 classrooms, 50 car parking spaces, and[…]
The National Council for Special Education has today released new guidelines for schools when setting up and staffing special classes in a mainstream school.
A new study carried out by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has shown that some schools present soft barriers to children with special needs in their admission policies, resulting in disadvantaged schools having a higher number of special needs children than non-disadvantaged schools. http://ow.ly/xFif30367i7
Here are some interesting dates for your diary, compiled by Ciara Brennan (@PrimEdTeacher on Twitter), to help teachers create interesting themes for their lesson plans. Who knew there was a “Talk Like a Pirate Day”? September 1. All-Ireland Hurling Finals, Sunday 4th September – http://www.gaa.ie 2. All-Ireland Camogie Finals, Sunday 11th September – http://www.camogie.ie 3. Roald[…]
Baboró secures funding for early years arts festival in Galway in October. http://bit.ly/2atIHAP
The Journal interviews teachers in relation to the role of Catholicism in primary schools. http://bit.ly/2aWLhSs
Previous government commitments to downsize school buses will now not be carried out this September. Such was the public backlash to the announcement that the decision has now been referred to an all-party committee for review. The government has committed to reviewing the decision before the Budget, but not in time for September. The state currently pays[…]
Barnardos have today released their report on the Real Cost of School in 2016. The study of 1,475 parents showed that the average cost of sending a primary school pupil to school is €340 for a senior infant and €395 for a child in 4th class. Secondary school pupils cost parents €775. The cost covers[…]