26th January 2017 - ‘Schools provide a constant safe haven for Homeless and Immigrant Children’ states IPPN President
Homelessness is a legacy of a cruel and unforgiving recession that has consumed us for almost 10 years and which continues to bring hardship and discontent. Over 3,000 families have children in this situation attending primary schools. You principals continue to provide the only normality in many of these children’s lives - a safe and familiar space. I am proud of the fact that you manage this task with sensitivity and compassion despite the lack of basic resources.
26th January 2017 - Bullying levels down but children’s emotional wellbeing is still under threat
The Annual Conference of the Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN) will this week hear that children’s emotional wellbeing is a continuing cause of concern for primary school principals.
Over 1,100 primary school leaders will be in attendance at Citywest Convention Centre on Thursday, January 26th to hear IPPN President, Maria Doyle unveil the findings of a recent IPPN survey on children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.
26th January 2017 - Bring ‘good old fashioned common sense back into our overwhelmed education system’ pleads education leader
President of the Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN) Maria Doyle, will this week make an impassioned plea to the Department of Education and Skills to eliminate the raft of ‘unnecessary rules and regulations’ that are making it impossible for school principals to achieve their vision for schools.
26th January 2017 - New Resource Allocation for Special Needs Children must do exactly as it says on the tin, warn school Principals
The Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN) will caution Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton that his new recently announced resource model for children with additional needs must not become a vehicle for deferred cuts when he addresses the Annual Conference of the IPPN in Citywest Convention Centre on Friday, January 27th, 2017.