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Custody & Separation Policy Popular


This revised version contains notes on guardianship rights. See also Access Rights to Children policy.

Category:School Policies

POR1 Amend Form New! Popular

0063/2010 - Recruitment procedures: Requirement for Garda vetting Popular

The main elements of this circular are:
Thorough recruitment procedures must always be followed and are an essential element of Child Protection practice. Vetting does no ...


Teacher - Requirement to be Garda Vetted Popular

All teachers being appointed to teaching positions of any duration must be vetted prior to commencing employment unless they have already been vetted during the same or previous calendar year. ...


Reflection for retirement Popular


RETIRED A time of life to happily recall, The things you’ve done, The friends you’ve made, The meaning of them all. For now you have the right, To feel a sense of pride, And know the time has come, For you to set your work aside…, You’ve earned some we ...

Graduation Ceremony Ideas Popular


See attached ceremony ideas for both vertical and senior schools.

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Leadership+ Issue 81 - June 2014 Popular

Leadership+ Issue 81 - June 2014

In this issue:

  • Editorial: A reservoir of knowledge
  • Legal Diary: Teaching Council reluctant to hold disciplinary hearings in public; The age of consent
  • The Ombudsman for Children's Off ...

    Category:2013 / 2014

Angela Lynch

Angela Lynch

Angela is a former principal and a former IPPN Executive Committee member. Angela manages the IPPN Principal Advice service


Brendan McCabe Speech

BrendanMcCabewebBorn in Skerries, Co. Dublin and educated in St. Patrick’s NS in Skerries, Coláiste na Rinne in Waterford and Newbridge ...

Category:1. Keynotes

Be(com)ing a Digital School - Robbie O'Leary

This seminar explores the issues relating to how schools can plan and implement a range of modern technologies to enhance learning and teaching across the curriculum and throughout the school, in the context of preparing ...


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