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Secondments to European Schools Competition

By piofficer 28 Nov 2022 | 0 comments
The Department of Education invites applications from suitably qualified teachers who are fully registered with the Teaching Council, for secondment to several European School posts commencing 1st September, 2023. The closing date for complete applications is 5pm, 19th December 2022.

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TUI congratulates ‘resilient’ students on Junior Cycle results  

By piofficer 23 Nov 2022 | 0 comments
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has congratulated students receiving their Junior Cycle results today, commending them for the resilience that they have displayed after the disruption to their studies due to the pandemic and the subsequent delay in receiving their results.    The Union has also warned that Senior Cycle reform must be educationally sound.    

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Education unions – Housing crisis threatens education system 

By piofficer 22 Nov 2022 | 0 comments
The Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI), Fórsa, the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation, the Irish Federation of University Teachers, SIPTU (Education) and the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) represent about 110,000 members working in schools, colleges, and education centres across the country.                                                                  Ahead of the national Raise the Roof rally on Saturday, 26th November, the six unions have issued a joint statement accusing the government of a failed housing policy that now risks the effective delivery of education services.   'For too long we have witnessed first-hand the deterioration in housing provision, most acutely in our major urban areas. This year we have seen schools and colleges struggle to recruit and retain critical staff, citing severe difficulties in relation to the availability and affordability of accommodation. The effective delivery of education is now fundamentally at risk if we don’t take steps to tackle the chronic housing challenges we are facing.'  'Homelessness is becoming a far too familiar feature of the Irish education landscape. Schools and colleges have become places of sanctuary for pupils who find themselves in such circumstances, but we need to acknowledge how disruptive and challenging this is for vulnerable pupils and their families. Our members report that they often feel helpless, powerless, and ill-equipped to effectively respond to, and support pupils who are experiencing homelessness.' 'We are calling on our members to support the Raise the Roof Rally on Saturday, 26th November. Together, we must call time on this failed housing policy and ensure government parties fully understand the scale of the crisis and the impact on the delivery of essential public services.' – ASTI, Fórsa, INTO, IFUT, SIPTU (Education) and TUI  

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SPHE Senior Cycle consultation

By piofficer 15 Nov 2022 | 0 comments
The NCCA wishes to thank all schools who contributed their views to the recent Junior Cycle SPHE curriculum consultation. Now, attention is turning to developing an updated Senior Cycle SPHE curriculum which will complement and build upon the updated Junior Cycle course.  You can find out about this consultation and share your views through a survey at this link.  ​ Alternatively you can email sphedevelopments@ncca.ie and give your views on these questions:  This public consultation closes on 30th November. 

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TUI pre-retirement seminar - Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Tuesday 22nd November

By piofficer 09 Nov 2022 | 0 comments
A reminder that the TUI is holding a pre-retirement seminar in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone on Tuesday 22nd November, 9am-4.30pm. If you would like to attend, please email lconville@tui.ie with your contact details, the name of your school/centre/college/TU and any dietary requirements you have. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.  

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