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Health and Safety Authority (HSA) 'Under the Sink' Safety Resource for Primary Schools
HSA Logo NEW CMYK 103E7483A new Health and Safety Authority (HSA) safety resource for Primary schools entitled Under the Sink is now available to download on the HSA website.

This ready to use resource is designed to raise awareness amongst younger children of the dangers of household chemicals. Under the Sink is a short, clear, online presentation, designed for use on classroom whiteboards and comes with useful teacher guidelines, including a lesson plan and suggestions for follow up cross-curricular activities. While the resource is most closely linked to the SPHE curriculum objectives for First and Second classes, with a little adaption, it links with curriculum objectives at other class levels and can also be used by teachers of Infant or Senior classes as an awareness-raising tool. This resource is also available as Gaeilge.

Under the Sink Presentation
Under the Sink Teacher Guidelines
Under the Sink Presentation (As Gaeilge)
Under the Sink Teacher Guidelines (As Gaielge )


Course Description

The Middle Leader – a Key Member of the School Community

Tutor: Harry Freeman - Harry is the Leader of the Positive Behaviour Management strand of Masters in Education
 Programme in Trinity College.


Target Group: Teachers who currently hold or aspire to positions of leadership in post primary schools

The course will address the following themes:
·        Defining Middle Leadership
·        Models of Leadership and their application
·        Leading change
·        Establishing and creating a vision for the role of middle leader
·        Leading teams
·        Planning
·        Motivating
·        Managing meetings
·        Managing Workload
·        Managing conflict
·        Preparing for Interviews
·        Competency based interviews

The course will have a practical focus and will provide opportunities for participants to engage in discussion and share good practice.

Venue
:     County Donegal Education Centre
Time:         9.00am to 4.00pm
Date:       Saturday, 19th May
Fee:          €30

Lunch included





Schools Excellence Fund - Creative Clusters

Creative Clusters is a pilot initiative of the Department of Education and Skills, led by and in partnership with the 21 full-time Teacher Education Centres. A Creative Cluster will typically consist of between three and five schools collaborating on the design, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of an innovative arts and creative learning project which supports them to address a common issue or challenge. Please note that applications have to be submitted to the local full-time Teacher Education Centre by the deadline of 11 May 2018. Detailed information on Creative Clusters and how to apply can be found at:

https://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Information/Curriculum-and-Syllabus/creative-clusters.html



Creative Clusters - Department of Education and Skills

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If my school has applied to the Arts Council to be a Creative School can we also apply to the Creative Clusters initiative?  

You are eligible to apply to both initiatives, however, in the event that your application to Creative Schools is successful you will not be eligible to also participate in the Creative Cluster Initiative. This is in order to ensure that as broad a range of schools as possible receive support to develop their capacity in the area of the arts and creativity.

Is there a connection between Creative Schools and Creative Clusters?

Yes. Creative Schools and Creative Clusters are both important initiatives of Creative Youth – A Plan to Enable the Creative Potential of Every Child and Young Person, which was published in December 2017 as part of the Creative Ireland Programme. We anticipate that there may be opportunities for schools in both  pilot initiatives to come together to share learning and best practice and that across Ireland a community of schools can connect, grow and support other schools on their journey”.

Address

Donegal Education Centre,
Floor 2/3, Pier 1,
Quay Street
Donegal Town
Co. Donegal


Phone: 353 - (074) 97 23487
Fax: 353 - (074) 97 23787
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