The Minister for Education and Skills has moved to tackle the costs of school uniforms by strengthening the role of parents in how schools decide their policies on uniforms. See circular letter 0063/2013
Changes to the qualification period for teachers who are employed on a fixed term basis for consideration for a contract of indefinite duration. Read/download circular letter 0064/2013 here. [flv:https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/employment-law-podcast/contract-of-indefinite-duration-cid.mp4 640 480]
DES has issued (on 28th November, 2013) circular letter 0062/2013 dealing with the grant scheme for minor works in primary schools. Click on the link above or here to download.