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The former Sligo secondary school teacher who’s now general secretary of the ASTI says students should be assessed externally for the Leaving Certificate exam. The ASTI was reacting to the Education Minister Norma Foley’s plans for reform which would see teachers assess their own pupils. They would have to mark…

A Sligo Teacher’s union official has expressed his concern in relation to this year’s Leaving Cert examinations Students are being given the option between predictive grades or sitting the exams. Those who decide to sit an exam will get whichever result is higher. General Secretary of the ASTI, and Sligo…

A top teachers’ union official from Sligo says his members are ‘startled’ and ‘very concerned’ by the government’s plans for schools as it strives to deal with the Covid-19 surge. Teaching unions have criticised the government for not consulting them about plans to run classes for some students this month.…

Teachers throughout the north west who are members of the TUI union are on strike today in a row over pay. Affected schools throughout the region are closed. Speaking to Ocean FM’s John Lynch, local TUI spokesman Brendan Greene, a teacher in St Clare’s Comprehensive School in Manorhamilton, outlines the…