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Oct 15, 2020

If you work in a primary school, one thing you can probably be sure about is that the Department of Education will pay you. Well, that is unless you happen to be the school secretary or another member of what is affectionately called ancillary staff. In probably one of the least controversial episodes of this podcast,...

Oct 13, 2020

While I don't think anyone was expecting much from this year's budget, at least none of us were surprised. Here's my reaction.

Oct 8, 2020

Any time an important circular or guidance document is released by the Department of Education, I do a live reading of it to try and make sense of it for myself, but also, hopefully to explain it to you. It might save you a bit of time reading it yourself too! This document was released very quietly by the DES today...

Oct 8, 2020

Homework is still one of the most divisive things you can talk about. If you surveyed everyone in the country about whether they think you should scrap homework or not, you’d get a 50-50 response. In this episode, I’m going to explore homework at primary school, some of the reasons why teachers and parents and...

Oct 6, 2020

On Sunday evening, NPHET announced they were recommending that Ireland moved to Level 5 restrictions. My Monday, the government had rejected the recommendation and imposed Level 3 on the country. But what would school look like at Level 5? I asked listeners and these are their thoughts.