31st March 2014 - Principal calls for intensive public education to counteract the scourge of cyber bullying

Principal teachers say that if we are serious about addressing the plague of bullying, particularly through social media, dedicated resources need to be put in place. It is clear that many parents don’t understand how cyber bullying works and a clever campaign of public education is required

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Last Updated: Monday, 31 March 2014 12:08

29 January 2014 - Death of Sean Flynn

It is with a great sense of sadness that IPPN has learned of the passing of Seán Flynn, Education Editor of the Irish Times.

Sean Cottrell, Director of IPPN, said ‘Seán’s interest in education went far beyond what was required of him as a journalist. His interest in change and pursuit of new ideas kept him at the cutting edge of education news. Tuesday’s Irish Times was always compulsive reading’. 

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 29 January 2014 16:06

24th January 2014 - Irish Primary Principals Network (IPPN) Director Seán Cottrell calls on Minister to take action on the “unreasonable expectations” threatening pupils’ future

In a hard hitting message delivered directly to Education Minister Ruairi Quinn, who’s attending this year’s IPPN conference at the City West Hotel, Saggart, Co. Dublin on 23 and 24 January, IPPN Director Seán Cottrell said primary school principals are in imminent danger of neither having the time nor the resources to deliver the service their pupils deserve because of the increasing and often conflicting demands being made on their time and workload.

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 29 January 2014 10:02

23rd January 2014 - Curriculum overload, maintaining standards in the face of increasing cutbacks and the belief that schools can fix everything among the “great expectations” faced by Primary school Principals says IPPN President in his address to 2014 c

In his opening address to a 1,100 strong audience at this year’s Irish Primary Principals Network conference in City West Convention Centre, Saggart, Co. Dublin, IPPN President Brendan McCabe expanded on the reasons behind the theme for the conference, “Great Expectations.”

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 29 January 2014 09:58

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