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Jul 24, 2019

In part 3 of this episode on the future of small schools, I analyse the Small Schools Symposium and lament what might have been. However, a newspaper report following the symposium gives me and small schools some hope of survival towards the end.

Jul 17, 2019

In last week's episode, ( we explored the history of small schools in Ireland and in this episode, we're looking at research. By the end I conclude what people like me are accused of all the...

Jul 10, 2019

In the first of a two-part episode, I'm going to examine small schools. After a very disappointing Symposium on Small Schools, I want to really talk about small schools and how they are slowly but surely disappearing. I want to examine the role of the small school in the 21st century but not before checking out schools...

Jul 3, 2019

It's no news to teachers that there aren't enough places for children with additional needs in specialised classes. If you have autism, there are almost 1,000 classes in Ireland, but it's nowhere near enough. However, if you don't have autism, you're goosed. Let's explore who's to blame and what I'd do if I were the...

Jun 26, 2019

The government are thinking of forcing schools to open classes for children with autism. In this episode, I'll explore why this is a bad idea but also give some advice for schools that might choose to do so.