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Jul 31, 2019

In this final part of this episode on small schools, I finally come to some conclusion around saving small schools. I take all the evidence I've built up over the month and see if anything that anyone else has suggested has any merit. Ultimately, it comes down to a change in mindset.

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...