Principals

The decision of the Board of Management of St. Joseph’s National School in Valleymount, Wicklow  to demote its principal and appoint a new one has been overturned by the High Court.

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The Principal, Nora Kelly, who has 32 years’ service as teacher and has been principal of St. Josephs since 2007, firstly appealed the decision to the Disciplinary Appeal Panel. The High Court adjudged this appeal to be “largely successful”.

However the Board of Management rejected the recommendation of the Panel to recommence the disciplinary process, warn Ms Kelly as to her conduct, and request an apology for her behaviour.

The Board of Management had threatened to resign if the Disciplinary Appeal Panel did not support its decision.

However the High Court found that this was evidence that the Board was not going to give proper consideration to any adverse recommendation, and that it did not.

The High Court held that Ms Kelly’s attitude to the Board had been “both chiding and truculent” and that she had “forgot her duty of respect” to the Board.

Nevertheless, the High Court found that the disciplinary process carried out by the Board did not accord with the dictates of fairness and rationality and also quashed the decision of the Board to appoint a new principal.

Read the full decision here.

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The DES have today, 12th June, 2013, released their latest update on teacher allocations and redeployment panels at primary level.

Read the 12th June, 2013 update here.

Check out the supplementary panels list here.

Check out the main redeployment panels summary list here.

The next update will be issued on 19th June, 2013.

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The Department of Education and Skills have issued a letter to Boards of Management  Principals, and Teachers in Primary schools in relation to standardised testing and returns for 2012/2013.

These returns must be returned online on or before 28th June, 2013.

Read the DES letter here.

The relevant circulars are

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