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Plans for new junior cycle to go ahead

Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 31/07/2014. Plans for new junior cycle to go ahead Tags: Education And Politics Teachers

Newly appointed Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan has confirmed that plans to introduce the revised Junior Cert Syllabus for English will go ahead this September.

Despite threatened industrial action from the Teachers Union of Ireland and the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland, changes to the English syllabus are to roll out this coming September with the Minister advising that she plans to meet the unions and parent groups in early september. With 10% of teachers still not having completed training to teach the programme, these changes are sure to cause some difficulty for both students and teachers this year.

Speaking about the changes, Minister O’Sullivan said;
"It is a gradual process. I do acknowledge that there's a need for engagement, particularly with the teachers' unions, in terms of how we move forward from here.
"But I do think it's important to make that first step in September. I do intend to begin."


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