Urgent updates regarding Leaving Certificate/Calculated grades

By piofficer 12 May 2020 | 0 comments
In discussions between the Department of Education and Skills, the management bodies and the teacher unions, it was agreed that, from Monday, 11th May 2020, teachers and schools would cease to provide tuition (whether online or in other ways) to final year (i.e. 6th Year) Leaving Certificate students. No further tuition is to take place from that date.   As you are aware, the TUI has also requested that a protocol be immediately put in place requiring that any canvassing in relation to the estimated marks/calculated grades will have to be recorded formally at school level and reported to the DES. We anticipate that this protocol will be available very shortly and the DES has issued the following press statement in that regard: “One of the fundamental principles of the calculated grades model is fairness – both to the individual student and to the students in the school as a whole.

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First group of TUI members graduate with Certificate in Trade Union Studies

By piofficer 11 May 2020 | 0 comments
Eighteen TUI members from all sectors of the union recently graduated with a Certificate in Trade Union Studies. The online course was run in partnership with City of Glasgow College, which has extensive experience in providing training for union representatives. The course was delivered by Assistant General Secretary John O’Reilly in conjunction with Scott McCabe and Mark Pollitt of The City of Glasgow College Trade Union Centre. The course was delivered through both face-to-face and online learning, offering a high standard of training to members which will enable them to understand how a trade union works.

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Calculated Grades - Information for members

By piofficer 11 May 2020 | 0 comments
As you will be aware, the Minister for Education and Skills announced the postponement of the 2020 Leaving Certificate on Friday, with students to be offered the option of receiving Calculated Grades for the subjects they are studying and the alternative of sitting the 2020 Leaving Certificate examinations.

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TUI to engage with Calculated Grades but system must be fair and equitable and professional integrity of teachers must be protected

By piofficer 08 May 2020 | 0 comments
At a meeting of its Executive Committee this evening, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) decided to engage with the system of Calculated Grades outlined by the Minister today. The Union had engaged extensively with the other education stakeholders in relation to the state examinations. While the clear preference of the TUI had been that the written examinations would proceed in July/August, regrettably this has proved to be not possible. At all times, the health and safety of students, teachers and the wider public had to be and was the main consideration. It became increasingly clear that physical and practical requirements in the context of the current health emergency meant that the holding of the written and practical examinations was not feasible.

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Junior Cycle 2020 - Frequently Asked Questions

By piofficer 29 Apr 2020 | 0 comments
The Minister for Education and Skills today announced the revised arrangements for Junior Cycle 2020. The TUI Frequently Asked Questions document below addresses queries that you may have. If you have further questions that are not addressed in this document, or have comments/observations please send them to

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Employee Assistance Scheme

By piofficer 22 Apr 2020 | 0 comments
The Employee Assistance and Wellbeing Programme for teachers is completely confidential and voluntary and provides access to a range of information, guidance, screening and intervention that is tailored to help your specific wellbeing needs.

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