19 March – Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and the Teaching Council announced the publication of the Report and Action Plan of the School Placement Working Group.

The Chairperson of the Teaching Council, Mr. Seán McMahon said: “School placement is a vitally important experience for all our student teachers, our colleagues of the future. We know this from our own professional experiences as teachers. Our school communities benefit from it in the high calibre of persons who qualify as teachers every year. I particularly want to thank all those teachers who have been supporting our student teachers in this process for so long.  This includes principals, deputy principals and the middle leaders in our schools.

A copy of the report is available here