Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 01/03/2011. Tags: Teachers News
all over Ireland have today (March 1st 2011) been reminded of the clauses included in the Croke Park Agreement (CPA).
According to the Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO), many professionals in the sector are seemingly confused about exactly what the CPA entails and how it will affect their day-to-day operations.
Therefore, INTO has stated that the "central purpose underlying the provision of additional time" is to make plans for certain essential activities to take place out of classroom hours in order to "maximise class/tuition time".
For example, under the CPA, policy development discussions and staff meetings will now be conducted outside of normal teaching hours.
Meanwhile, INTO added that all teachers at schools should consult among themselves as to the best way in which to make use of the additional time they are given.
This comes before a meeting in Donegal tomorrow (March 2nd 2011) that has been set up by unions for teachers to discuss potential changes to their pension plans.
Written by Donal Walsh