Moving from primary to secondary school: a parent’s survival guide
Cllr. Frank Durkin has made 19 objections to the placing of the new Educate Together school in Marsh House in Castlebar. Durkin, who views Educate Together as an ‘elitist’ group, feels that all children should be educated together regardless of whether the school’s ethos is desirable to the parents, and that minorities shouldn’t be catered[…]
A UK firm, Inspired Spaces, has won a contract to build 5 primary schools around Ireland, and will invest €10.4 million of equity in the venture through funding from the Japanese Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. http://bit.ly/2bbTfbK
The Department of Education has released figures showing that 80% of teachers retire before their 65th birthday. Teachers are allowed to voluntarily retire after the age of 55 if they have accumulated 35 year’s service. If they don’t have the required number of year’s service, they must retire at the end of the school year,[…]
Wexford principals keeping in mind the financial burden of term time on parents. http://bit.ly/2bsoltG
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