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A Sligo Teacher’s union official says there are mixed views in relation to normal teaching and learning activities returning to schools from Monday next.   Last night the Department of Education issued updated guidance to Principals ahead of next weeks reopening.   It says class pods and bubbles will no…

A Sligo Leitrim TD says the Department of Education should deploy school inspectors as substitute teachers to ensure there are enough teachers available to schools over the coming months.   Inspectors are responsible for evaluating primary and post-primary schools for their quality of education.  The inspectors are also fully qualified…

A north west school teacher and member of the ASTI has urged the teachers union and Department of Education to reach an agreement today on how to proceed with the running of this year’s leaving cert exams   The ASTI yesterday claiimed a proposal to rely heavily on calculated grades…

A Sligo secondary school principal has criticised the Department of Education for failing to provide schools with clarity on how the Leaving cert examinations will be staged in 2020.   Paul Keogh, the Principal of Summerhill College says the current situation is hugely frustrating for student, parents and teachers.  …

Leitrim is the only county in the region not to see an increase in the number of special needs assistants allocated to schools. The allocation of 975 additional posts to schools from September to December was announced by Minister for Education Richard Bruton, yesterday. Donegal will get 44 extra SNAs,…

An Independent Donegal TD has questioned the government’s claims that the DEIS school assessment is fair and objective. Thomas Pringle hit out at the government saying the new process lacks transparency. A number of representatives from Donegal have noted recently that neighbouring schools are receiving different DEIS designations despite being…