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Arrangements for Inspection and School Self-Evaluation for the 2020/2021 School Year

Circular 0041/2020: Arrangements for Inspection and School Self-Evaluation for the 2020/2021 School Year has recently been published. It sets out adjustments to arrangements for school self-evaluation and school inspection that recognise the considerable challenges faced by teachers, school principals, coordinators in centres of education, boards of management, parents and communities served by schools and centres for education in the 2020/21 school year. It is available here.

SSE Update 14

A new edition of SSE Update has recently been published. The first article in this issue looks applying the SSE process to the development Modern Foreign Languages in post-primary schools. The second article examines step 6 in the SSE process and explores some ways that schools can monitor actions and evaluate progress. It’s available here.

SSE Update 13

A new edition of SSE Update has recently been published. The first article in this issue looks applying the SSE process to the development of STEM. The second article explores the relationship between whole-school priorities and improvement in provision at subject department level. It’s available here.

School Excellence Fund

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has reaffirmed his commitment to encouraging innovation and excellence in our education system by announcing a third call for inclusion in School Excellence Fund-DEIS which is worth approximately €550,000. This initiative supports schools to work together to identify innovative solutions to issues which are context specific and are aimed at tackling educational disadvantage and improving learning outcomes for students.

For more information on the School Excellence Fund see here.

To make an application click here.

Recruitment to the Primary Inspectorate

Interested in becoming a Primary Inspector with the Department of Education and Skills? The Public Appointments Service launched a recruitment competition for Primary Inspectors on 10 May. The closing date for applications is 30 May 2019 at 3PM. Full details available here.