Staffing arrangements in Voluntary Secondary Schools for the 2020/21 school year (Circular 0013/2020)
Allocation of Teaching Posts 2020/2021:
The seminars addressed the principles underpinning the allocation of teaching resources and enabled school management to correctly interpret the schedules.
This was a Q & A session. As in recent years, representatives of the Teacher Allocation Section attended and JMB staff was available to meet school management on an individual basis to assist with issues related to teacher allocations.
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Financial update & school budget 2020/2021 - Training Presentation
The FSSU was running a number of practical hands-on budget workshops to assist in the submission of the budget and census for the 2020/2021 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.
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.
Lorraine Guinan, FSSU - Revenue Compliance Workshop
This workshop covered the latest Payroll, RCT and VAT issues.
Breda Murphy, & Eileen Ahern, FSSU - Sage 50 Workshop
This workshop focused on Month End Reporting and Bank Feeds.
Bernadette Kinsella, JMB - Communications Workshop
This workshop was an interactive session exploring communication protocols and teamwork.