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Extra Places on Leadership Course for Teachers


Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/04/2018. Extra Places on Leadership Course for TeachersTags: Teachers


Speaking at the IPPN Deputy Principals conference in Citywest today, Minister Bruton announced that he would be increasing the number of places on the Professional Diploma in School Leadership, the programme for aspiring school leaders.

This government has set the ambition to make Ireland’s education and training service the best in Europe by 2026. Minister Bruton has stated numerous times that school leadership is vital to delivering on this ambition.

Today’s announcement marks another significant investment by the government in supporting and encouraging leadership in our schools.

In response to a huge demand, the Minister has added almost 50 extra places on to the programme, bringing this year’s intake to 300.

The Diploma is designed to prepare aspiring leaders with the knowledge, skills, and confidence for senior leadership positions in schools.

Speaking at the IPPN Deputy Principals conference in Citywest today, Minister Bruton said,

“The biggest influence on a child in a school is the quality of their teachers and the leadership within the school. We are lucky in Ireland to have excellent leaders in our schools. If we want to be the best in Europe, we need to support these leaders and encourage and empower others to show leadership. I am committed to doing this during my time as Minister.

“Today’s announcement, in addition to our previous actions such as increasing the number of promotional opportunities for teachers, will make a real difference in schools all around the country. One in three (34.5%) of teachers are in promoted positions in our schools and I want to make sure we are supporting our school leaders as best we can.”

Source: Press Release


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