Primary Education – Budget Measures


BudgetWebIn his address, Minister Howlin acknowledged that ‘education is also the engine of economic growth’.  IPPN recognises that positive Budget measures taken in relation to primary education in Budget 2016 are an acknowledgment of this fact.

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 18 November 2015 10:49

SNA Allocation Delay not OK

 

In the last school year, there were 3,421 Special Educational Needs pupils in 585 classrooms nationwide, a figure that is projected to increase in the 2015/16 school year. The Special Needs Assistant (SNA) scheme was designed to promote inclusive education. This is achieved by providing schools with additional adult support staff to cater for children with special education and significant care needs with minimum disruption to class or teaching time.

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Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 August 2015 17:17

Resource Teaching Posts for 2015-2016

 

The Irish Primary Principals’ Network, the professional organisation representing 6,600 Principals and Deputy Principals in the 26 counties, welcomes the certainty that today’s announcement of next year’s allocation of resource teaching posts for children with complex needs, brings to schools.

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Last Updated: Friday, 22 May 2015 12:20

Principals urge state to support schools in tackling obesity crisis

The research report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) today, placing Ireland close to the top of the league table, is truly a cause of alarm. The Irish Primary Principals Network, the association which represents 6,600 primary principals and deputies nationwide, has been highlighting this emerging problem for a number of years.

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Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 August 2015 17:17

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