IPPN Conference 2019 focuses on making school leadership sustainable

The Annual Conference of the Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN), titled ‘Sustainable Leadership’ takes place on Thursday and Friday, 24 and 25 January in Citywest Convention Centre in Dublin.
The Conference will host over 1,200 primary school leaders and invited guests who will hear inputs from a range of educationalists and leaders. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend numerous professional development seminars throughout the two days. Plenary sessions will be facilitated by Anton Savage.

IPPN Conference hosts the largest Education Expo in Ireland and this year is no exception. With an increased capacity of over 145 companies exhibiting across 175 stands, showcasing the latest innovative educational resources and services offered to schools.

Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh will attend his first IPPN Conference and he will address the largest gathering of Ireland’s primary school leaders on Friday morning.

In his opening address to attendees, Pairic Clerkin, IPPN CEO, will reference shared leadership, the capacity for change and the need for the implementation of centralised expertise. He will also address the urgent need for middle leadership posts to be restored in all schools.Ombudsman for Children, Niall Muldoon and the President of the GAA, John Horan will also address the sold out conference on Thursday afternoon.

IPPN President, David Ruddy will be the first to take to the stage on Friday morning expressing the urgent need for one day a week for teaching principals to focus on leadership and management. He will also address issues such as teacher supply, priorities required for special schools, the need for a second adult in one teacher schools, and the vision for schools in economically disadvantaged areas.

Adam Harris, CEO of AsIAm, UCC President, Patrick O’Shea and lecturer and Author, Jacinta Kitt will share their knowledge and expertise in their respective areas to over one third of Ireland’s primary school leaders.


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