Nov 9, 2021
In October 2021, Teaching Principals were told that if they opened 2 special classes, they would become an admin principal. This decision affected around 30 schools. However, was it the right decision? In this episode I wonder why.
Oct 15, 2021
I've never worked in a Special School so what right have I to say what they need. Luckily I had some help! In this episode I interview Anne Hartnett, principal of St. Paul's Special School in Cork. She tells me all about Special Schools and, rather than me, Anne tells us what she would do if she was the Minister...
May 21, 2021
In this special episode I take the guidelines from this year's summer programme and try and explain how it will all work to any school thinking of doing it. My school has been running a summer programme every year for the last 13 years so hopefully it will be of use.
May 7, 2021
In part 2 of this episode, I spend about an hour going through the 9 recommendations from the National Principals' Forum in their report on Additional Educational Needs. Part 1 was an introduction to set the context of the report so it might be worth listening to first.
May 7, 2021
In this special episode, I look at the report written by the National Principals' Forum, titled: Critical Analysis of Supports for Pupils with Additional Educational Needs and their School Leaders in Irish Primary Schools, which gives 9 recommendations to government to help solve the continuing decline of supports to...