Entries by NABMSE Admin

Minister McHugh announces €29m Minor Works Grant for Primary Schools

All primary schools will receive a flat rate Minor Works Grant of €5,500 plus €18.50 per mainstream pupil and €74 per special needs pupil attending a special school or special class. The grant is worth €6,425 for a 50 pupil school and over €11,000 for a 300 pupil school. While schools have discretion under the […]

DES roll out information sessions in January 2019 for Principals on Child Protection Inspections

The DES have recently provided education partners with  a summary of the Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection Model. To access information on the inspections, please click here   The Inspectorate are conducting a trial  of the Child Protection Evaluation  which will conclude shortly and it is intended to mainstream the model in a sample of schools […]

Changes to Career Break Scheme for Teachers 2018/2019

Schools may now employ teachers who are on a Career Break to cover in a substitute capacity without the restrictions imposed in Paragraph 5.1, Chapter 8 (Career Break Scheme) of the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Registered Teachers in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools. Please see Information Note: Changes to the Career Break Scheme for […]

Oireachtas Committee publishes report on training and supports for providers of SEN education and education in DEIS schools

In June 2017, NABMSE made a submission and appeared before  the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills on the topic of : Training and Supports for providers of Special Needs Education and Education in DEIS Schools.  The Committee has just issued their report with 8 recommendations, many of which were contained within the NABMSE […]

Changes and Challenges for Boards of Management

            A great day was had at the NABMSE Annual Conference 2018  held on the 19th October in the Mullingar Park Hotel. NABMSE would like to thank all who participated and attended this years conference.  Some of the following were topics discussed . Fundamentals of Budgeting for Schools What does […]

Is your school ready for the Education(Admissions to Schools) Act 2018 ?

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., signed the Commencement Order for the Education (Admission to Schools) Act, 2018 yesterday, bringing a number of sections into operation. This Act was passed by the Oireachtas on 18th July 2018. Three of the four provisions will come into effect immediately . They will end the […]

Are you aware that PAYE Modernisation is being phased in by end of 2018 ?

PAYE Modernisation is a new reporting initiative being launched by the Revenue and is expected to be phased in by the end of 2018 and be fully operational by January 2019. The objective of PAYE modernisation is to deliver real time information so that Revenue, employers and employees will have the most accurate up to date information relating […]

Notice to Schools & Colleges: Irish Water Conservation Appeal

Irish Water to take additional measures as water usage in the Greater Dublin Area increases Irish Water is appealing to all schools and colleges to reduce or shut off their water supply where possible, to support immediate water conservation efforts. Automated flushes in urinals and background usage can mean water is being used even in […]

Save the date – NABMSE Conference 2018

The NABMSE Annual Conference & AGM will take place on the 18th and 19th October 2018 at the Mullingar Park Hotel, Dublin Road, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Registration for the NABMSE Annual Conference 2018 will open in September.  More details will follow shortly.