Covid -19 - Teaching & Learning

Students in Direct Provision

The DES has confirmed that they are engaging with Tusla and the Department of Justice and Equality to ensure that pupils in direct provision are being supported during schools closures. School leaders who have an education-related query and want to establish contact with a specific pupil in direct provision can email
The DES has advised that a specific email format be used and the following information provided:

Subject Line: Education

Body of Email:

  • Include that you have an education-related query regarding a child of school-going age
  • Include name and location of accommodation centre where the pupil is residing
  • Do not include details of the parent or child
  • Include your full name and contact number to receive a follow-up call regarding your query.

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Virtual School Sports Day

Details of Virtual School Sports Day can be accessed via following link -


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End of Year School Reports

IPPN jas developed the following guidance for schools regarding end of year reports -  Click here to view IPPN Guidance

DES Update (May) - The NCCA assisted the DES in developing FAQs in response to queries that they were receiving on this topic.  To view DES Guidance, please select the following links:

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Parental Survey

The following sample parental surveys were submitted to the IPPN Support Office following requests on the mailing list:

Parental Survey - Sample 1

Parental Survey (Gaeilge) - Sample 2

Parental Survey - Sample 3

Parental Survey - Sample 4

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