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Mar 31, 2021

After all the platitudes about how important schools are and all the promises that we'd be prioritised for a vaccine, sure what better way to show that gratitude by pulling it all away? However, how did we get into this situation where the government feel they can walk all over us and, in the end, will I turn out to be...


Mar 26, 2021

In this episode I celebrate the rise of Hibernia College into the Education System but then wonder whether it's time for it to either bow out or be bought over to become a public college.


Mar 19, 2021

If you’re a regular listener to this podcast, you’ll know that I did my teaching qualification in the UK and qualified with a PGCE. However, my PGCE was different from some of my colleagues that got the same qualification at the end of it. My qualification was with a specialisation in upper primary and theirs was...


Mar 11, 2021

When a child requires OT or SLT support, they join a very long waiting list with the HSE and when they finally get an appointment, they might be taken on for a short block of sessions in whatever therapy is needed. However, it generally takes place during school, and often it’s difficult for parents to get out of work...


Mar 5, 2021

Ireland has a long, proud history of drama. Drama is the only literary arts subject in the primary curriculum that is a subject in its own right. Poetry has to resolve itself as a very minor player in the English language curriculum. The UK curriculum has long since absorbed the subject of Drama into its English...