DES Circular - Staffing Schedule for 2015/2016
Primary School Staffing Arrangements for the 2015/16 school year have now been issued in DES Circular 0005/2015. Key areas included are the staffing schedule for 2015/16 school year, revised staffing appeals criteria, enrolment thresholds for appointment to the post of Administrative Principal/Deputy Principal, revised GAM and panel rights for permanent teachers.
A new retention schedule for small schools was announced by the Minister for Education & Skills, Jan O' Sullivan TD. The new retention figures for 2015/2016 school year will be:
- 2nd teacher - a threshold of 19 pupils rather than 20 as it is currently
- 3rd teacher - a threshold of 53 pupils rather than 56 as it is currently
- 4th teacher - a threshold of 83 pupils rather than 86 as it is currently
Your School and Confronting Conflict
Managing Adult Relationships in the School Community
Next Event: February 28th, Clare Education Centre
This seminar will promote a change in culture by enabling school leaders to embrace conflict, recognise that it is going to happen and give you the necessary skills to manage it should it occur. This one-day event will be facilitated and presented by Dr. Joe O’Connell and Angela Lynch.
NCSE Guidelines – 2015/2016 Application for Supports
The DES has confirmed that there will be no change to the way teachers are allocated to schools for children with SEN for the coming school year. Schools are required to submit their applications for Low Incidence Teaching Hours (LITH) and SNA support on the updated application form to their SENO by 18th March 2015. The NCSE aims to respond in mid to late May to valid applications for LITH which have been submitted by the deadline of 18th March and in mid June 2015 to valid applications for SNA support.
Conference 2015 - Speeches, Videos, Seminar Presentations, Photos & Expo Guide are all now available to view or download
New research reveals principals face increasing stress and burnout
Growing job complexity and lack of support means sheer quantity of work is the greatest source of stress. IPPN and NAPD commissioned a longitudinal study on Irish Principals & Deputy Principals’ Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing. It is being conducted in response to concerns that the increasing complexity and workload demands of school leadership roles are impacting on the health and wellbeing of Irish school leaders. The 2015 health & wellbeing survey is now open for all principals and deputy principals.