CPSMADec 22, 2021
Staffing Schedule 2023 - 2024
CPSMA advisor Paul O'Donnell discusses this year's Staffing Schedule
Podcast - Completion of Education Assessment of Need:Considerations for Schools
In this 20 minute podcast, CPSMA Advisor Paul O'Donnell and DES Brendan Doody discuss: -
· The Assessment of Need process and the new role of the school in it
· What is expected to be provided by the school and by whom
· Addressing concerns expressed by schools in relation to the Report of Education Need
· The next steps and supports that will be provided to schools
Child Safeguarding Statement Podcast
Child Safeguarding Statement Podcast
In this podcast CPSMA advisors Susan Carpenter and John Condon discuss CIDs
Podcast – Welcoming Newly Arriving Children from Ukraine: Considerations for schools
In this 20-minute podcast, we discuss three areas relating to supporting newly arriving children from Ukraine into Irish primary schools:-
1. Primary School Life in Ukraine
Firstly, we speak to Iryna Britanova-Listratenko, a Ukrainian teacher who recently arrived in Ireland with her daughter Sasha. Iryna provides an insight into how the Ukrainian primary school system operates. She also details the first-hand reality of a child leaving their native country at such short notice in unprecedented circumstances.
2. Admission Considerations and Department of Education Supports
Secondly, Fergal Kelly, Catholic Primary School Management Association (CPSMA) Education Advisor, outlines admission considerations for schools enrolling Ukrainian children, as well as current and planned supports from the Department of Education.
3. Advice for School Staff Supporting Children in a time of War
Finally, Michelle McCarthy, Educational Psychologist with the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS), offers advice for school staff in relation to the integration of pupils arriving from a country at war, as well as considerations for existing school pupils.
Reconnecting With Parents: meeting the challenges and reaping the benefits
Podcast on fostering and sustaining relationships with parents and managing situations that arise, including the use of the Parental Complaints Procedure.
Ventilation and air cleaning
In this episode CPSMA advisors Deirdre Keane and Fergal Kelly discuss ventilation with specialists from Eirdata
Podcast on Child Protection Level 1 Requirements
The CPSMA office recently received a high volume of queries on school Level 1 requirements in relation to Child Protection as part of incidental inspections.
We subsequently made representations with the Department of Education Inspectorate on this area.
Please find a short 10 minute podcast on the main points of clarification
Return to School – August 2021
This podcast covers a range of questions raised by our members in recent weeks.
In this CPSMA Podcast Advisors Susan Carpenter and Paul O'Connell discuss Data Protection.
This podcast gives an overview of Circular 0019/2021 - Staffing arrangements in Primary Schools for the 2021/22 school year and offers guidance to Boards of Management on the steps that need to be taken to support the implementation of its provisions.
February 2021 – a phased return to Primary Education
Thursday February 11th sees the phased return to in-school provision for pupils in Special Schools. Pupils attending Special Classes in Mainstream Schools will return to in-school provision on Monday 22nd February 2021.
In this podcast, CPSMA addresses a number of questions raised by school management in relation to the Department of Education’s framework for the safe reopening of special schools and special classes in this interim phased arrangement.
Schools Pathway for Covid-19 a podcast hosted by CPSMA
On Thursday 17th September 2020, CPSMA hosted a webinar with Dr. Kevin Kelleher, Assistant National Director of Public Health, HSE, and a member of the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) and Dr. Abigail Collins, Consultant in Public Health Medicine with HSE.
The objective of the webinar was to provide our members with an insight into the operation of the Schools Pathway for Covid-19 from the Public Health HSE perspective, and to address many of the questions raised by our members since our schools reopened.
We would like to offer our sincere thanks to Dr. Kelleher and Dr. Collins for their time and for their guidance in relation to the operation of the Schools Pathway for Covid-19.