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Oct 22, 2020

Since 2011, schools have been inundated with new initiatives from the Department of Education. However, other agencies have also dumped their workload on schools too. In this episode I point the finger of blame while proposing a solution that if a new initiative is to come into schools, one must be removed first.


Oct 20, 2020

Schools are to remain open in Level 5 but can we do it safely? In this episode, I explore what's been happening over the last few days and ask the Twitterati what they think we need to do to keep schools open safely.


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...