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How to manage challenging behaviour in class

How to manage challenging behaviour in class Children with special needs can often be held back by factors which are not related to the disability with which they are born. From an early stage in their development they can be treated differently to their siblings and their peers. While they deserve the respect of being treated the same as all ... Read More »

Minister Bruton Launches Chief Inspector’s Report 2018

Minister Bruton Launches Chief Inspector’s Report 2018 This February, Minister Bruton launched The Chief Inspector’s Report from the Inspectorate of the Department of Education and Skills. The Report summarises the findings from nearly 5,000 inspections in schools and centres for education during the period January 2013 to June 2016. The Report also summarises findings from inspections of Early Years provision ... Read More »

Minister announces new schools to be built

Minister announces new schools to be built The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. announced plans for the establishment of 42 new schools over the next 4 years (2019 to 2022). This announcement follows nationwide demographic exercises carried out by his Department into the current and future need for primary and post-primary school places across the country. We ... Read More »

Co-founder of MNS Clonskeagh retires

Co-founder of MNS Clonskeagh retires Ms Asiya Al-Tawash, a co-founder of the Muslim National School Clonskeagh, the first state-funded primary school for Muslim children in Europe, retired from her teaching duties at the end of April 2018, after many years of dedicated service. In order to mark such an important occasion, the pupils and the staff of the MNS Clonskeagh ... Read More »

Historic reform of primary school admissions by the Minister

Historic reform of primary school admissions by the Minister Amendment to Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016 on the role of religion in school admissions approved by government Oversubscribed primary schools will not be allowed discriminate on the basis of religion, minority religions protected The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D. has published today (Wednesday, 9th of May ... Read More »

Interesting facts about Eid al-Fitr

Interesting facts about Eid al-Fitr Beginning at the start of the month of Shawwal – the tenth month of the lunar Islamic calendar – Eid-ul-Fitr or ‘festival of the breaking of the fast’ in Arabic, signals the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan and is celebrated for three days. While the fasting month is a symbol of sacrifice and ... Read More »

Parents asked to express preferences on school patronage

Parents asked to express preferences on school patronage The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, has invited parents in four areas to express their preference in relation to the patronage of four post-primary schools to be established in 2019. Parents are invited to express their patronage preferences using the Department’s new Online Patronage Process System (OPPS) website, which the ... Read More »

Admission to Schools Bill passes final stage in the Oireachtas

Admission to Schools Bill passes final stage in the Oireachtas Education (Admission to Schools) Bill passes final stage in the Oireachtas, will now be sent to President for signing Broad-ranging reforms include removal of religion as criteria in school admissions; fees relating to admissions and waiting lists banned The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., has welcomed the ... Read More »

Minister Bruton Launches Wellbeing Policy for Schools

Minister Bruton Launches Wellbeing Policy for Schools The Minister for Education & Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D., launched his Department’s Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework for Practice 2018-2023, fulfilling a key action in the Minister’s Action Plan for Education, which seeks to make Ireland’s education and training service the best in Europe by 2026. Making the announcement today, Minister Bruton ... Read More »

Minister Announces Expansion of Psychologists Working with Schools

Minister Announces Expansion of Psychologists Working with Schools Minister Bruton Announces Significant Expansion of Psychologists working with Schools 19% increase in number of psychologists working in schools since 2012 The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D. announced that 19 educational psychologists, including ten new posts, will be recruited to work with schools all around the country in the ... Read More »