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School bodies raise concerns over special needs supports

Five organisations have called for increased resources. They have expressed serious concern at the low level of teaching support that will be offered to children with special education needs in the coming academic year.  The National Association of Boards of Management in Special Education, and the Muslim Primary Education Board have joined with Educate Together […]

Publication of Staffing Arrangements for the 2021/22 School Year

  Circular 19/2021 which sets out the staffing arrangements for the 2021/22 school year for primary schools has been published today and is available on the Department website, at this link:    Guidance to Boards of Management on the steps that need to be taken to support the implementation of its provisions.  Read more https://www.education.ie/en/Circulars-and-Forms/Active-Circulars/cl0019_2021_info_note.pdf […]

School Transport Applications for 2021/22 School Year Now Open

The closing date for School Transport Applications is Friday, 30 April, 2021. How to Apply Apply on-line @ www.buseireann.ie\schooltransport Submitting Statement of Attendance Form during the current Covid-19 Period of Restrictions Guide for schools: Submitting Statement of Attendance Form during the current Covid-19 Period of Restrictions School Transport – Statement of Attendance Form Important Information regarding […]

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. […]

Assessment and Reporting on Students’ Learning – Junior Cycle 2021

These guidelines set out arrangements to support schools and centres for education in their approach to reporting on the learning achievements and progress of students who are completing their Junior Cycle programme of study in 2021. Read More Ongoing reporting for effective teaching and learning (PDF) Guidelines for schools on  Assessment and Reporting on Students’ […]

COVID-19: Full Re-Opening of Primary Schools

Information Notes in relation to COVID-19 working arrangements for teachers and SNAs on the full re-opening of primary schools on 15th March, 2021. The Information Notes are as follows:- Information Note Number TC 0010/2021 titled: ‘COVID-19: Full Re-Opening of Primary Schools – Arrangements for Teachers employed in recognised Primary Schools’ Information Note Number TC 0011/2021 titled: […]

Post-school Transitions for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

The Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities has published research (01 March 2021) on ‘Post-school Transitions for Students with Intellectual Disabilities’ which has found that there is limited guidance for children with intellectual disabilities in Ireland as they prepare to leave school, contributing to a significant underrepresentation within the workforce and further and higher […]

Checklist for Phased Return to Education on 1st March 2021

The Framework is an interim arrangement as the Department of Education (DE) and the education partners’ work together to ensure that special schools, junior classes in primary schools and special classes in primary schools can open fully in line with public health advice from Monday, 1st March 2021 Read more  

Statement from NABMSE 20 January 2021

Statement from the National Association of Boards of Management in Special Education (NABMSE)  NABMSE, as the voice of Management in Special Education, is very disappointed that it was not possible to find a formula by which all special schools and special classes could open tomorrow. This is particularly so, as we know the immense difficulty and […]

Statement from NABMSE 14 January 2021

Statement from NABMSE (National Association of Boards of Management in Special Education) NABMSE and its member schools are deeply concerned about issues emerging for parents, pupils, staff and Boards of Management as schools are closed due to Covid 19 related matters. We are in ongoing discussions with Ministers Foley and Madigan and the Department of […]