Entries by NABMSE Admin

SEAI Energy updates March/April

Energy in Education Stakeholder Communications for members Spring 2019   SEAI Energy Updates, March/April 2019 Monitoring and Reporting deadline – 5 April 2019 From January 2019, schools can login to SEAI’s online system to report annual energy consumption and related data for 2018. The deadline for submitting energy usage and related data is 5 April […]

NABMSE represents special education at Primary Education Forum today

NABMSE represented special education at the meeting of the Primary Education Forum today(20th December)The Forum consists of representatives from all primary management bodies, IPPN and INTO. Pictured above with the Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Joe McHugh T.D. is the full attendance of the Forum including NABMSE representatives. The Primary Education Forum was established […]

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 […]