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Introduction to the Financial Support Services Unit for primary and special schools

The Department has now published Circular 0060/2017 which sets out the arrangements for the roll out and operation of the Financial Support Services Unit (FSSU) at primary level. The FSSU will provide advice and support to schools on financial governance matters including standardising arrangements for compliance with the accounting requirements under Section 18 of the Education Act 1998. […]

NABMSE represents members at the Joint Oireachtas Hearing on school transport

NABMSE attended the Joint Oireachtas Committee for Education and Skills to discuss matters related to the operation of the School Transport Scheme on Tuesday 11th July at 4 p.m. Also attending on the day were: Officials from the Department of Education and Skills, representatives from Bus Éireann; the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) and […]

INFORMATION REGARDING STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS FOR RETROSPECTIVE VETTING

It is the responsibility of each relevant school authority to familiarise themselves with Circular 0016/2017 and with the retrospective vetting requirements of the Vetting Act and to have in place the necessary policy, procedures and practices to ensure compliance with both the Vetting Act and Circular 0016/2017. In particular, school authorities should be aware of […]

DES publishes guidelines for schools supporting students with SEN in mainstream schools

The Department of Education and Skills have just published guidelines for schools supporting students with special educational needs in mainstream schools. The main purpose of this document is to provide guidance to schools on the use, organisation and deployment of additional teaching resources for pupils with special educational needs. This guidance is provided in the […]

Vetting of Teaching Staff and Non Teaching Staff and Others

The Department of Education and Skills has published Circular 0016/2017 Statutory Requirements for the Retrospective Vetting of Teaching Staff , Non-Teaching Staff and Others.   The Department has published on its website an FAQ document to assist school authorities in relation to any queries that they may have regarding this circular. This FAQ document will […]

Minister for Education seeks views on the role of religion in school admissions – Primary schools

Minister Bruton has announced a 4 week consultation period beginning from 24th January until 20 February 2017 .  The consultation document is available on the Department’s website at the following link: “The role of denominational religion in the school admissions process and possible approaches for making changes” On 16 January 2017, the Minister made a […]

NABMSE appears at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills on the Education(Admissions to Schools) Bill 2016

Yesterday, the General Secretary of NABMSE, Ms. Breda Corr, attended the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills to represent NABMSE members at the hearing on the Education( Admissions to Schools) Bill 2016. The meeting was also attended by representatives from Atheist Ireland, Gaeloideachas, Education Equality, Educate Together, Catholic Primary Schools Management Association, Education and […]

NCSE launches database of continuous professional development(CPD) provision for teachers in the areas of inclusion and special education needs

The NCSE has just launched its database of continuous professional development (CPD) provision for teachers in the areas of inclusion and special educational needs. The purpose of the database is to provide practical support to teachers looking for continuous professional development opportunities in the areas of inclusion and special educational needs. It brings together, in […]

New NCSE Guidelines for Setting up and Organising Special Classes published alongside second stage of research report

The NCSE is today publishing new Guidelines for Setting up and Organising Special Classes. Special classes are for some students with special educational needs who benefit from smaller class sizes. The NCSE Guidelines highlight the need for school leaders to proactively plan to meet the continuing professional development needs of special class teachers to ensure […]