11th November 2013 - IPPN Welcomes Proposal to Cut School Uniform Costs

Any initiative that reduces costs for parents with school going children deserves welcome.

Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN) welcomes today’s announcement by Minister Ruairi Quinn and Tánaiste Eamonn Gilmore. The initiative to reduce the costs of school uniforms will be well received by parents and school principals.

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Last Updated: Monday, 11 November 2013 17:44

7 November 2013 - IPPN Welcomes the Minor and Summer Works Scheme Contribution

Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN) welcomes today’s announcement by Minister Quinn of additional investment by the Department of Education and Skills in the Minor Works and Summer Works Scheme.

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Last Updated: Thursday, 07 November 2013 16:40

15 October 2013 - IPPN’s Reaction to Budget 2014

IPPN acknowledge that the overall budget for primary education in 2014 is largely intact. It is perceived that the message to government from the National Alliance for Primary Education (NAPE) was heard. The much feared increase in class size thankfully will not happen in 2014. Budget 2012, however, saw small schools having an increase in class size as part of a three year cycle, which is still currently being implemented.

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 October 2013 11:01

30 September 2013 - Restoration of Maintenance Grants Crucial To Schools’ Survival

The policy of withdrawing maintenance grants from schools will prove detrimental to the fabric of school buildings. Even a new building requires regular maintenance and failure to do so only postpones the inevitable.

Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN) has recently reported in its pre-budget submission to the Department that many primary schools across the island of Ireland are gradually falling into disrepair due to the fact that the Minor Works Grant and the Summer Works Scheme were discontinued in recent education cutbacks.


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Last Updated: Monday, 30 September 2013 16:53

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