JMB Education Conference 2021


Thursday 30 September 2021

JMB Education Conference 2021

A Senior Cycle for All: Pathway Possibilities - Progression for All - Pandemic Learnings

Event date: 04/11/2021 Export event

JMB Education Conference 2021

Online Event, from ‘The Studio’, Croke Park
Thursday November 4th, 9.30am – 12.50pm

The Leaving Certificate Examination was established almost a century ago, in 1924. The NCCA’s Advisory Report on the Senior Cycle Review opens-up an important national conversation on the purposes, pathways, and progression opportunities a contemporary senior cycle framework could look like and sets out the essential conditions and a roadmap underpinning such a vital reform.

The JMB and many of its schools have been closely involved in the Review’s consultation and development process and our annual Education Conference presents an opportunity to stimulate the conversation across our sector. With school and system level contributors from a range of perspectives, we intend this online event to be an engaging and inspiring experience for school leaders, teachers, and all concerned with the future of education in Ireland.

Summary Report: JMB Education Conference 2021: ‘ Pathways Possibilities, Progression For All, Pandemic Learnings’



Opening of Conference

Mrs Deirdre Matthews, JMB/AMCSS President
Norma Foley TD, Minister for Education
Mr John Curtis, JMB/AMCSS General Secretary

Keynote Interview: ‘Progression for All’

Simon Harris TD, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science
In conversation with Dr Michael Redmond, JMB Director, Research and Development

Discussion: ‘Pathway Possibilities’

Ms Fionnghuala King, Principal, Senior Cycle School Phase
Mr Barry Slattery, Deputy CEO Post-Primary, NCCA
Facilitator/Participant: Ms Patricia Gordon, Principal, and JMB NCCA Council Representative

Discussion: ‘Pandemic Learnings: Assessment’

Ms Andrea Feeney, CEO, State Examinations Commission, and
Mr Dalton Tattan, Department of Education Assistant Secretary for Curriculum and Assessment
Facilitator/Participant: Ms Patricia Higgins, Principal, and Vice President JMB/AMCSS
12.45pm Close of Conference


Registration & Cost

The registration link will be sent to principals in an email. 

There is a charge of €50 per school and, along with their own details, the principal is invited to provide the email addresses of participating deputy principals and BOM chairperson.

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