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Irish Association for Teachers of Special Education

IATSE Newsletter Update

Our newsletter UPDATE is published in each school term keeping members informed of news, views and developments in the association. Find the PDFs above.

Notice of IATSE 2017 Annual General Meeting

IATSE's 2017 AGM will be helded at 11:00am on Saturday 25th of November 2017 in the Drumcondra Education Centre, St. Patrick’s College, Dublin City University, Drumcondra Dublin 9.

Click here to read IATSE AGM Notice.

IATSE 2016 Annual General Meeting

IATSE's 2016 AGM was held on Saturday 26th of November 2016 in the Drumcondra Education Centre, St. Patrick’s College, Dublin City University, Drumcondra Dublin 9.

Click here to read IATSE President's report.

IATSE 2015 Annual General Meeting

IATSE's 2015 AGM was held on Saturday 14th of November 2015 in the Teachers' Club, Parnell Square, Dublin 1.

Click here to read IATSE President's report.

After the AGM, Dr. Thérése McPhillips gave a fantastic presentation on coss-border perspectives on developments since the publication of the Dyslexia Reports, 2002.

Click here to read Dr. McPhillips' presentation.

Draft Framework for Teachers' Continuing Professional Development:

Have your say – Teaching Council looking for teachers’ views on the Draft Framework for Teachers’ Continuing Professional Development

Last October, the Council embarked on a consultation process with teachers to learn about their experience of professional learning. The goal was to enhance its understanding of their learning journey so as to better inform a national framework for teachers’ learning.
The first phase of consultation began with a blank slate when the Council sought feedback and ideas from registered teachers. More than 3,300 teachers joined the conversation. The Council has now analysed all of this feedback and developed a first draft of the framework, Cosán.

Download Cosán, the Draft National Framework for Teachers’ Learning

We are now inviting teachers to provide feedback on the draft framework through attendance at workshops in the coming weeks. Please note the dates and venues for these sessions below:

Monday 23 November 7-9 p.m.        Kilkenny Education Centre
Thursday, 26 November 7-9 p.m.        Limerick Education Centre
Monday, 30 November 7-9 p.m.        Drumcondra Education Centre
Monday, 30 November 7-9 p.m.        Galway Education Centre

The workshops will be facilitated by teachers who are currently on secondment to the Teaching Council. Participants should register with their preferred education centre directly and will be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred while attending.

Alternatively, schools may wish to discuss the draft framework as part of a staff meeting or other staff activity, or organise cluster meetings with neighbouring schools. The Teaching Council has developed a feedback form for schools, with prompts to aid staff reflection and discussion. It has also established a dedicated email address for feedback,

There is also an online feedback form for individual feedback, for those who prefer that option. Further details are available here.

New Primary Language Curriculum: Infants to Second Class Circular (0061/2015)

Click here to download circular

Department of Education and Skills Most Recent Circular on SNA Allocation

The Department of Education and Skills have recently issued a circular clarifying and restating the criteria for the allocation of SNA support for children with Special Educational Needs who have additional and significant care needs. This is the first update since the criteria for SNA Allocation was first stated in DES circular 07/02.

Click on the link to read the full DES Circular.

The original copy of the above circular is available here.