Covid-19 - Latest Updates

Webinar - Maintaining momentum with distance learning the digital divide

Following on from feedback from the Sustaining Momentum Webinar, Simon Lewis will tackle some of the questions remaining to address what is becoming known as The Digital Divide. In this interactive session, Simon will talk about:

  • 6 Specific Ideas to sustain momentum in June
  • Template for Data Protection and AUP Update in light of Distance Learning
  • Whirlwind Tour of Online Platforms - getting ready for September

After this, Simon will take part in a Live Questions and Answers session.

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MHC - Webinar - Re-opening Schools: Practical Issues for Primary Schools

Mason Hayes & Curran (MHC) will host a webinar series discussing Re-Opening Schools: Practical Issues for Primary Schools with their Education team.

Time: 11.00am - 11.45am,    Date: Wednesday 3 June 2020.

To REGISTER for this webinar and to ensure you get all the latest invites and insights join our community now, please click here.

If you have any questions that you would like to send to our Education team in advance of this webinar, please email them to events@mhc.ie

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Laois Education Centre - Webinar - End of year Events

Laois Education Centre are hosting a weinbar on May 28th at 2pm in relation to 'End of Year Events in the Online World Primary Teachers'

If you are interesting in participating in this webinar, please book your place via www.laoisedcentre.ie only.  

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Pairic Clerkin, IPPN CEO discusses schools re-opening in September

Guidance for accessing Schools from May 18th

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Dept. of Education & Skills has released guidance for school staff accessing schools on the 18th May 2020

Click here to view Important Information for accessing schools document

Access to Schools – What does 18 May mean for schools?

The DES will be issuing more detailed guidelines to schools on accessing schools from next Monday 18 May. These will be posted on the front page of the IPPN website when they are published. In the meantime, schools are trying to work out the practical arrangements to be put in place so that the school can be accessed on 18 May by school staff. You may want to consider the following, which IPPN has already submitted to the DES.

As this is only phase one - giving access to schools for essential purposes - there should be clarity as to what is deemed essential to further the teaching and learning in the school. Only those staff who, for whatever reason, cannot meet these needs remotely should access the school. This is the DES initial advice but, as noted, more detailed guidance will be issued shortly.

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Pairic Clerkin, IPPN CEO - Address to Members, April 30th

Covid 19 - DES Guidance on Contract and Employment Issues

The DES has confirmed that the payment of capitation-related grant funding to schools will continue as normal. This is to enable Boards of Management to retain Ancillary Staff on their Payrolls and to meet other school running costs.

Guidance on Contract and Employment Issues in the Education Sector arising from COVID -19

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