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Circular 0042 2017 Recruitment of Special Needs Assistants SNAs Supplementary Assignment Arrangements for the 2017 18 school year

The purpose of this Circular is to notify managerial authorities and SNAs of supplementary assignment arrangements for SNAs for the 2017/18 school year. To address the issue of casualisation of employment amongst SNAs, where a school/ETB has an additional allocation of SNA hours/posts (e.g ...

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Law must protect them say Focus Ireland and Ombudsman for Children

about 15 hours ago During the week of April 24th to April 30th there were 2,708 homeless children in 1,302 families across the State, compared with 2,643 in 1,256 families in March ...

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Ireland to host EU Contest for Young Scientists

The winner of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition represents Ireland at the European event Ireland has been selected to be the host nation for the EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) next year. The pan-European competition will take place in the RDS from 14-19 September 2018. Around 140 participants from over 40 countries with 100 projects are expected to take part ...

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Written Answers Nos 162 182

School Patronage 162. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan Minister for Education and Skills if will ensure the future of smaller rural denominational schools, the ethos of which may come under threat notwithstanding previous undertakings provided to minority religions and since the foundation of the State; and if he will make a statement on the matter ...

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Written Answers Nos 103 121

Teaching Qualifications 103. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin Minister for Education and Skills the incentives which can be offered to teachers of science, technology, engineering and maths, STEM, subjects in order to address the shortage of qualified STEM teachers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24818/17] Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The Deputy is referring to one of actions of the Report of the STEM Education Review Group ...

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Written Answers Nos. 38 57

Modern Language Teaching 38. Deputy Thomas Byrne Minister for Education and Skills his views on the modern languages strategy; and his further views on whether the reform of the teaching of modern languages is not being given enough priority in education policy and that his Department has no strategy for improving language skills, particularly at primary level ...

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