TUI Submissions/Policy Developments

The following is a list of downloadable TUI submissions, responses and presentations related to various educational developments of concern or interest to TUI members in recent years.

2014

QQI – TUI Submissions 2013
The Qualifications and Quality Authority commenced a wide-ranging public consultation process during 2013. TUI participated in two national seminars in May and June (Dublin and Cork) and also met officials of the QQI a number of times. The union also prepared written submissions on priority policy developments.

TUI written submissions be accessed here:
Click here for TUI response to QQI Strategy Statement (July 2013)
Click here for TUI response to QQI Policy Development and Green Papers (July 2013)
Click here for TUI response to QQI Green Papers (Sept 2013)

Some policies have been finalised while others remain under consultation and review.
QQI draft documentation and finalised policies are available at www.qqi.ie


Post-Evaluation Survey
The Inspectorate commenced discussion on a post-evaluation survey to allow teacher give feedback on the WSE process. TUI participated in face-to face discussion with senior personnel in the Inspectorate and submitted written observations. Click here to view.


New Digital Strategy for Schools
Towards the end of 2013 the Minister for Education and Skills launched a public consultation process on a new digital strategy for schools. The draft consultation document is available at www.education.ie . Click here for TUI response

QQI is currently consulting on:

 

• Alignment of professional awards: accountancy qualifications
• Draft Standards for Common Awards System (CAS) - Maths for STEM and Supervisory Management in Manufacturing.
 

Further details at www.qqi.ie under consultation. Please forward comments to TUI head office (bjudge@tui.ie ) and/or submit directly to consultation@qqi.ie.


Closing date is Monday 7th April 2014.

2013

  1. Quality and Quality Assurance Ireland (QQI) Strategy Statement (2014-2016) - Draft Preliminary Observations TUI (July 2013)

  2. Junior Cycle Framework: New Specification for English - TUI Response (September 2013)

  3. Inspections of Schools at High Support Units, Special Care Units and Children Detention Schools – Feedback Form

  4. Draft General Scheme of an Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2013, TUI Response (November 2013)


2012

  1. Proposed Career Entry Professional Programme - CEPP (May 2012)

  2. School Self-Evaluation - Consultation with Education Partners May-July 2012 (2012)

  3. Childrens First Bill - TUI Observations (June 2012)

  4. Textbook Grants and Book Rental Schemes - TUI Observations (June 2012) 

  5. Submission on ETB Bill to the Oireachtas Education Committee (October 2012)


2011

  1. Draft Policy on the Continuum of Teacher Education-TUI Response (2011)
     

  2. National Strategy to Improve Literacy & Numeracy- TUI Response (2011)
     

  3. Incidental School Inspections - ASTI & TUI Joint Response (2011)

  4. School Enrolment Regulatory Framework - TUI response (2011)

  5. Transition to Third Level - TUI response (2011) 

2010

  1. Curriculum Change and Reform (post-primary) -TUI Presentation to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education (2010)
     

  2. Draft NEPS Guidelines and Resource Pack for Special Needs- TUI Feedback (2010)
     

  3. Ideas for a new Junior Cycle - TUI Submission (2010)
     

  4. Recognition of Prior Learning Report by Expert Group on Future Skills - TUI Response (2010)
     

  5. Whole School Evaluation (Management, Leadership and Learning) - TUI Response (2010)
     

  6. Post-Primary Curriculum and Participation in Higher Education - TUI Presentation to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education (2010)

2009

  1. Amalgamation of Qualifications and Quality Assurance Bodies - TUI Submission (2009)
     

  2. Higher Education Strategy - TUI Submission (2009)
     

  3. Review of Child Protection Guidelines -Joint ASTI and TUI Submission (2009)

2008

  1. Constitutional Amendment on Children’s' Rights - TUI Comment (2008)
     

  2. Department of Education and Science Data Strategy 2008-2010 - TUI Submission 2008
     

  3. Special Needs Assistant Scheme Value for Money and Policy Review - TUI Submission (2008)
     

  4. Special Schools Classes Research July 2008

 

2007

  1. Department of Education and Science Strategy Statement 2008-2010 - TUI Submission (2007)
     

  2. ICT Strategy Group - Joint Submission ASTI, TUI, CESI (2007) 
     

  3. NCCA Framework for Guidance - TUI Response (2007)
     

  4. Reasonable Accommodations for State Examinations - TUI Submission 2007
     

  5. TUI Pre-Budget Submission (2007)


2006

  1. Official Languages Act 2003 and SEC - TUI Response (2006)
     

     

 

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