Minister Foley announces appointment of new Chief Executive Officer to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA)

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The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today announced the appointment of Ms. Arlene Forster as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) for a five-year term. 

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) is a statutory body established under Part VII of the Education Act 1998. Its role is to advise the Minister for Education on curriculum and assessment for early childhood education and in primary and post-primary schools. In doing so, it is required to consult with the partners in education, to engage in research, take account of international practice, and develop and review curricula, having regard to the promotion of high standards of quality, equity and inclusion, sound educational practice and relevance to national social, cultural and economic objectives. Read press release


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