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Budget 2021 - A Reaction

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Release Date: 10/13/2020

Special Episode: What now for Schools during Level 5? show art Special Episode: What now for Schools during Level 5?

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Schools are to remain open in Level 5 but can we do it safely? In this episode, I explore what's been happening over the last few days and ask the Twitterati what they think we need to do to keep schools open safely.

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Episode 040: Secretaries to be paid directly by DES show art Episode 040: Secretaries to be paid directly by DES

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If you work in a primary school, one thing you can probably be sure about is that the Department of Education will pay you. Well, that is unless you happen to be the school secretary or another member of what is affectionately called ancillary staff. In probably one of the least controversial episodes of this podcast, If I were the Minister for Education I would ensure that Secretaries would be paid directly by the DES.

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Budget 2021 - A Reaction show art Budget 2021 - A Reaction

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While I don't think anyone was expecting much from this year's budget, at least none of us were surprised. Here's my reaction.

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Poetry Reading: Guidance on Remote Learning in a COVID-19 Context show art Poetry Reading: Guidance on Remote Learning in a COVID-19 Context

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Any time an important circular or guidance document is released by the Department of Education, I do a live reading of it to try and make sense of it for myself, but also, hopefully to explain it to you. It might save you a bit of time reading it yourself too! This document was released very quietly by the DES today about planning for remote learning. I wonder why!

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Episode 39: Scrap Homework show art Episode 39: Scrap Homework

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Homework is still one of the most divisive things you can talk about. If you surveyed everyone in the country about whether they think you should scrap homework or not, you’d get a 50-50 response. In this episode, I’m going to explore homework at primary school, some of the reasons why teachers and parents and society seem to want to keep it, despite all the evidence, and I’ll be arguing that if I were the Minister for Education, I would scrap homework in its current form.

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Special Episode: What if we go to Level 5? show art Special Episode: What if we go to Level 5?

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On Sunday evening, NPHET announced they were recommending that Ireland moved to Level 5 restrictions. My Monday, the government had rejected the recommendation and imposed Level 3 on the country. But what would school look like at Level 5? I asked Anseo.net listeners and these are their thoughts.

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Episode 038: Reduce the Number of Stakeholders show art Episode 038: Reduce the Number of Stakeholders

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Have you ever wondered what happens at these consultations when the Department of Education meets with all the education stakeholders? I always did and wondered what it would look like. One day, I got that chance. I was invited to represent a stakeholder regarding a new DES initiative. I went in expecting to be one of about 8 people. However, as I walked into the Clock Tower room of the inner sanctum, I could see exactly why the education system is the way it is.

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A Principal's Experience of a COVID19 Case  and what that means for us show art A Principal's Experience of a COVID19 Case and what that means for us

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The most popular post I've ever published was this week and I didn’t even write it. It was from a principal who had a positive COVID19 case in his school and his experience of how it was dealt with. In this episode, I’ll be reading his experience and adding my own thoughts. I’ll also be talking a little bit about the DES requiring principals to be on call 24 hours a day and how inspectors have again forgotten the note that they are there to support schools.

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Back to School: The Good, The Bad, and The Flat Out Busy (Part 3) show art Back to School: The Good, The Bad, and The Flat Out Busy (Part 3)

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To me Flat Out Busy refers to the agencies and organisations that spent their summers scurrying around scurrying, attending Zoom meetings about meetings, and making statements about statements that they were going to make. They were neither fully good or fully bad and they had the best of intentions but for all the time since lockdown, they didn’t actually manage to achieve very much.

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Back to School: The Good, The Bad and The Flat Out Busy, (Part 2) show art Back to School: The Good, The Bad and The Flat Out Busy, (Part 2)

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Last week, I focused on the people that made lockdown and the reopening of schools a more tolerable experience. This week I'm focusing on the bad, and despite a very long list of candidates, only 1 organisation could really fit the bill. Find out which organisation who somehow managed to use the lockdown to make further cuts by stealth and left the education system in a worse place than it was before school buildings shut down.

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While I don't think anyone was expecting much from this year's budget, at least none of us were surprised. Here's my reaction.