25th Sept 2014 - Principals call on Department to Loosen Purse Strings

The Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN), in its Pre-Budget submission to the Department of Finance and Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, has listed a number of recommendations which the Network believe will enable the primary education system to recover from several years of cutbacks and stagnation.

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Last Updated: Friday, 20 February 2015 11:19

15th May 2014 - Deputies make the difference

The critical importance of the role of deputy principal is the key message as hundreds of Deputy Principals converge on the Carlton Shearwater, Ballinasloe, Co Galway this weekend for the annual Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN), Deputy Principals’ Conference. The effective distribution of leadership to the deputy principal is essential to build management capacity, particularly when school leadership is acknowledged as vital in determining teaching and learning outcomes within the school.

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Last Updated: Thursday, 15 May 2014 13:32

9th April 2014 - School Principals to be identified earlier, trained better and supported by clearer roles for Deputy and Assistant Principals - IPPN

By improving how potential school principals are identified, trained and supported, our schools and the education of our students can be improved radically. This was the core message of the Irish Primary Principals' Network’s (IPPN) presentation to the Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection today. Having been asked to address the committee on the subject of school leadership, IPPN examined international and national research as well as feedback from its 3,350 school leaders in order to map out how the entire life cycle of a school principal can be adjusted to improve outcomes for schools and the children attending them.

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 09 April 2014 14:49

2nd April 2014 - Joint statement from Irish Primary Principals’ Network & National Parents’ Council – Primary Re.‘Friends of School Committees’

An effective parent association should contribute very positively to the life of a school community.  Parent associations provide an opportunity for parents to work in partnership with the school and to provide practical support to the work of teachers with the ultimate objective of enhancing the quality of learning for every child in the school.

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 02 April 2014 16:17

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