Home Tuition Scheme 2013 /2014 – Special Education component-Circular 0006/2013

The Home Tuition Scheme provides for tuition in the home for children who are unable to attend school due to a significant medical condition. The scheme is also available for children with special needs who are unable to attend school due to the non-availability of school placements. In addition children with autism of a pre-school […]

Westmeath VEC Not Negligent-School Boy Loses Case Over Injuries on School Trip to Knock

Something that concerns school Boards of Management and VECs is the question of their “duty of care”. How great is this duty of care?, to whom is the duty owed?, etc. An interesting case in this connection is reported in the Irish Times yesterday involving a school boy who brought a High Court action against […]

Montessori School Teacher Wins E32,500 for Unfair Dismissal

Montessori Teacher in Kildare awarded 32,500 euros by Employment Appeals Tribunal for Unfair Dismissal Montessori school in Kildare-Board of Trustees runs the school-Principal asked RD to go on board-Principal went on administrative leave in 2010-Vice Principal took over Principal’s class-Board asked Vice Principal for report on each child-Principal unhappy with this report-felt Vice Principal was […]

New Circular-0028/2013-Simplified arrangements for the maintenance of the Register (Clárleabhar), Roll Book (Leabhar Rolla) and Daily Attendance Book (Leabhar Tinrimh Laethúil)

The DES has published a new circular to bring about a.. Simplified arrangements for the maintenance of the Register (Clárleabhar), Roll Book (Leabhar Rolla) and Daily Attendance Book (Leabhar Tinrimh Laethúil) Circular 0028/2013   Example of the Simplified Arrangements for the Register Daily attendance book Example of the simplified arrangements for the Roll Book Example […]

New Circular-37/2013-Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) – Supplementary Assignment Arrangements for the 2013/2014 school year

The DES have published a new circular, 0037/2013, which deals with SNA arrangements for 2013/2014. The purpose of this Circular is to notify managerial authorities, Chief Executive Officers of Education and Training Boards (ETBs) and SNAs of supplementary assignment arrangements for SNAs for the 2013/2014 school year. It should be noted that with the issue […]

A Redeployment Panel for Special Needs Assistants?

The Labour Court, on the 26th June 2012, recommended the setting up of a panel for special needs assistants. The recommendation is as follows: RECOMMENDATION : It is noted that Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) are not encompassed by the employment security commitment contained in the Public Service Agreement 2010-2014. Consequently, they cannot claim the same […]