That was a live event, and the first session began at 9:30am. The day was structured over 3 sessions with two refreshment breaks and a lunch break.
Thanks to Bishop Francis Duffy who started our day with a reflection.
General Secretary’s Report at the AMCSS/JMB 34th Annual Conference. Download Report 2021 here.
Minister Norma Foley was in conversation with Deirdre Matthews, President, AMCSS/JMB.
The NCCA is finalising its ‘Senior Cycle Review: Draft Advisory Report’ for submission to the Minister, and its eventual publication will certainly open a national conversation on Senior Cycle in our school system. This Conference conversation between two educational experts, Prof Anne Looney, Executive Dean of the Institute of Education at Dublin City University and Dr. Mark Fennell, Educational Consultant will be framed under the four ‘Ps’ – Purposes, Pathways, Progression and, of course, Pandemic.
Workshops were facilitated by Mason Hayes & Curran which we hope you found helpful.
Please view the list of workshops here.
The in-service programme provided board members with a clear insight into the roles and responsibilities of trustees as well as those of a board. In addition the programme concentrated on the responsibility of members of boards of management and the role and functions of the board with particular reference to the Articles of Management and legislation. It is important that all board members are encouraged to undertake regular in-service.
Financial update & school budget 2021/2022
The FSSU was running a number of practical hands-on budget workshops to assist in the submission of the budget and census for the 2021/2022 school year.
Child Protection & Safeguarding Inspections - Training Presentation 2019
The Inspectorate has introduced a new model of inspection in February 2019 called Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection. This type of inspection focuses on a school’s compliance with key aspects of the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017.
The seminars provided an overview of key aspects of Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection including its aims and its features, the checks conducted during the inspection and Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection reports. Participants at the seminar had an opportunity to discuss and ask questions about the Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection model.
Child Protection (Members Area)
JMB Training Seminar February 2020:
Preparation for Reporting and Review Circular 0003/2018 - Training Presentation 2019
During the seminars we were providing a briefing and guidance on conducting the annual review with each post of responsibility holder and the preparation of the principal’s annual report to the board of management on leadership and management in the school.
This briefing included advice on preparing for the review, conducting the review meeting, setting objectives for the next school year, possible re-assignment, and the principal’s report to the board of management.
As every post holder is required to undertake the annual review with the Principal/Deputy Principal these sessions were of most benefit to the senior management team.
JMB Mindfulness Programme - audio tracks can be accessed here
Child Protection Procedures
Financial Management in Voluntary Secondary Schools