PDSL /DGCS Online Information Session

Post Graduate Programme in School Leadership 2021 Online Information Session
 
The programme is a partnership between University of Limerick, National University of Ireland Galway and University College Dublin. 
 
The programme is part funded by the Department of Education, supported by the Centre for School Leadership and open to Primary and Post Primary Teachers.
 
Monday 10th May at 3pm tri Ghaeilge.
Monday 10th May at 4pm in English.
 
 

Creative Clusters Initiative - Applications Open for 2021 Intake

The Department of Education are pleased to announce the opening of a new round of Creative Clusters.  The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 14th May 2021.  

Each Creative Cluster will receive grant funding of €3,000 per school over a two-year period to implement their project in the 2021–2023 school years (e.g. a cluster of 3 schools would receive €9,000 over two years while a cluster of 5 schools would receive €15,000 over two years). Clusters will receive 50% of the total grant funding in Year 1, with the second 50% being provided in Year 2.  In addition, but separate to the grant funding, all successful clusters are further supported with: A fully paid Creative Cluster Facilitator; paid Teacher Substitution to attend training and meetings; room hire, travel & subsistence.

  • Schools can apply as part of a cluster which may be an existing network of schools.
  • A school nearing the end of year 2 of an existing Creative Cluster can reapply to be in a new cluster where the other schools in
    the new cluster have not participated before.
  • Schools nearing the end of 2 years with Creative Schools are eligible to apply.
  • The local Teacher Education Support Centre will have a key role in identifying and supporting a Creative Cluster for their local
    area.
  • A total of 21 Creative Clusters will be selected nationally - One successful Creative Cluster per Education Centre.

Further information can be found HERE

Download Creative Clusters Application Form HERE

Download Creative Clusters Guidelines HERE 

Completed application forms should be forwarded to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before Friday 14th May 2021.  Cork Education Support Centre will be awarded funding to support one successful application.  

Borrowbox Training Session from Cork County Library

Borrowbox is the free ebook and audiobook service available to all library members, available as an app on both PCs and mobile devices.


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Borrowbox

NCSE Supports for Schools and Parents

NCSE supports for schools and parents

For teachers in special schools and special classes that are delivering remote teaching and learning

·       NCSE has a number of dedicated advisors in the area of behaviour, autism and other special educational needs.   The NCSE is setting up a phone line where teachers in a special school or special class can speak directly to an advisor. This new phone number is 01 603 3233 (from Monday 11 January).

·       NCSE will be developing a brand new suite of short videos for teachers on how best to support children and young people with special educational needs when they are learning remotely.  These will include tips and strategies for engaging learners with online learning as well as more general advice about supporting the well-being of students.

·       The NCSE has a Visiting Teacher Service which provides direct support to children who are blind/visually impaired and deaf/hard of hearing and their teachers.  This service will continue to be delivered online.

·       Schools can continue to access NCSE online support https://ncse.ie/school-support provided in the form of telephone support, email support, or via video conferencing. Teachers in special classes and special schools can request support specific to their needs or the needs of the children in their school/class. Bespoke training is designed by NCSE Advisors, with input from Behaviour Practitioners, OTs and SLTs as required and will be delivered using appropriate online platforms.

·       Schools who established their first ASD Special Class for 2020/21 were assigned a link advisor during the 4 day training course in September/ October 2020. These advisors remain assigned to these classes and are available to provide support and advice to the special class teacher. 

·       NCSE will continue to deliver a range of online seminars for teachers https://ncse.ie/for-schools/connect-teacher-professional-learning-events-catalogue covering a range of topics including supporting children with autism in school, positive behaviour management, assistive technology etc. These courses are designed to increase teachers’ capacity to support and teach students with special educational needs.

·       The NCSE has a Visiting Teacher service which provides direct support to children who are blind/visually impaired and deaf/hard of hearing and their teachers. Visiting Teachers continue to be available to provide advice and support. Contact details for visiting teachers are available at https://ncse.ie/vt_contact_details. If teachers experience difficulties contacting their Visiting Teacher they should call 01 603 3200.

For teachers of children with special educational needs in mainstream schools that are delivering remote teaching and learning

·       NCSE has created a dedicated phone line for teachers to seek advice with regard to delivering remote teaching and learning to children with special educational needs.  Teachers calling this line can access a number of NCSE advisors with expertise in a range of special educational needs.   This new phone number is 01 603 3233 (from Monday 11 January).

·       NCSE will be developing a brand new suite of short videos for teachers on how best to support children and young people with special educational needs when they are learning remotely.  These will include tips and strategies for engaging learners with online learning as well as more general advice about supporting the well-being of students.

·       Schools will continue to have access to NCSE online support https://ncse.ie/school-support provided in the form of telephone support, email support, or via video conferencing. Teachers in in mainstream schools can request support specific to their needs or the needs of the children in their school/class. Bespoke training is designed by NCSE Advisors, with input from Behaviour Practitioners, OTs and SLTs as required and will be delivered using appropriate online platforms.

·       NCSE will be delivering a range of online seminars for teachers https://ncse.ie/for-schools/connect-teacher-professional-learning-events-catalogue covering a range of topics including supporting children with autism in school, positive behaviour management, assistive technology etc. These courses are designed to increase teachers’ capacity to support and teach students with special educational needs.

·       The NCSE has a whole range of resources https://ncse.ie/teacher-resources covering a wide range of topics, including useful apps to facilitate remote teaching and learning https://ncse.ie/useful-apps and other useful resources that were prepared in response to the last period of remote teaching and learning.

·       The NCSE has a Visiting Teacher service which provides direct support to children who are blind/visually impaired and deaf/hard of hearing and their teachers. Visiting Teachers continue to be available to provide advice and support. Contact details for visiting teachers are available at https://ncse.ie/vt_contact_details. If teachers experience difficulties contacting their Visiting Teacher they should call 01 603 3200.

For parents of children with special educational needs

·       NCSE have created a dedicated phone line for parents to get advice and support from SENOs. The SENO will provide support and advice to parents and where relevant provide specific resources e.g. behaviour strategies, NEPS well-being resources. If necessary parents can book a subsequent appointment with the SENO assigned to their child’s school.  This new phone number is 01 603 3456 (from Monday 11 January).

·       For students who might be moving between schools in September 2021, SENOs will undertake structured engagement with relevant students and their families. This engagement will involve advice and support on transition strategies appropriate to the student, along with support in securing a school placement where required.

·       SENOs will continue to provide a series of webinars for parents of students with special education needs starting primary school in September 2021.

·       The NCSE has a Visiting Teacher service which provides direct support to children who are blind/visually impaired and deaf/hard of hearing and their teachers. Visiting Teachers continue to be available to provide advice and support to parents, students and teachers during this period of remote teaching and learning. Visiting Teachers will undertake structured engagement with the families of students to whom they currently provide support to. This engagement will involve an initial check in with advice on available supports and resources. In particular, the Visiting Teacher will provide support on the use of assistive technology in the home. The Visiting Teacher will agree a programme of regular engagement with the student and family as required and will remain available to respond to emerging queries over the course of remote teaching and learning. Contact details for visiting teachers are available at https://ncse.ie/vt_contact_details. If parents experience difficulties contacting their Visiting Teacher they should call 01 603 3200.

·       NCSE will also be releasing a brand new suite of short videos for parents.  Topics will include managing behaviour; establishing positive routines; building in movement breaks etc.

·       NCSE will also be updating and enhancing its range of resources for parents available at https://ncse.ie/parent-resources many of which were created with specific reference to remote teaching and learning.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Free Course

Book your place by emailing Evelyn: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Cork Education Support Centre

Location

Cork Education Support Centre, The Rectory, Western Road, Cork

EIRCODE: T12 KC86

Transportation

Local Buses and limited carparking available

Contact

TEL: +353 21 4255600
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