19th June 2013 - Special needs cut ‘regressive and damaging to society’, says IPPN

The latest cut to special educational needs teaching resources is regressive and deeply damaging to education and society, according to the Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN), the professional body for primary school leaders.
 
Seán Cottrell, IPPN’s Director, said 'fewer resources, bad Government decision-making and rising numbers of children with special educational needs are combining to directly target the most vulnerable children in our schools'.

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 19 June 2013 17:28

24th April 2013 - IPPN calls for CAO-style application process for school places

The Irish Primary Principals' Network (IPPN) proposes a CAO-style application process for school places in an effort to standardise enrolment practice. 
 
In a submission to the Department of Education and Skills, the Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN), the professional body for primary school leaders, called for a ‘clearly defined, legally robust national enrolment policy, with a standardised basis for admission to all schools’.

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 24 April 2013 08:49

31st January 2013 - Survey shows rise in emotional trauma among primary school children, says IPPN

Primary school children are increasingly suffering from mental health issues, according to the results of a new survey by the Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN), the professional body for primary school leaders.

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Last Updated: Friday, 01 February 2013 15:57

29th January 2013 - School leaders welcome Government’s Action Plan on Bullying

‘Primary schools must give children confidence to speak to parents or teachers where bullying occurs,’ says IPPN

‘We must empower children to embrace information age while teaching them about its risks,’ says NAPD

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Last Updated: Friday, 01 February 2013 15:53

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