Education Update

Mary has received the following update regarding the following areas in the education sector: Phased return to school Vaccination rollout for education sector Antigen Testing Ventilation in schools Special Education Teacher allocations Department statement on RTE Investigates programme State Examinations Procurement process for Leaving Cert Examinations 2021 and Accredited Grades process Government plan for phased…

Leaving Cert Update

Mary welcomes the update on Leaving Certificate exam papers recently published with details of changes to the papers.  These changes are intended to relieve the pressure on students given the disruption they have faced with school closures and missed class time.  While the duration of each exam remains unchanged, there will be a greater choice…

Leaving Cert 2021

Mary welcomed the announcement earlier this week from Minister Foley that the class of 2021 would be given the choice of accredited grades or sitting the leaving cert. These students lost 5 months of class room learning over the last year, and this decision gives them options & clarity. For FAQ’s around this decision click…

Leaving Cert 2021

On behalf of the Leaving Cert students of 2021 Mary demanded clarity, certaintity & choice. These students have lost 5 months of classroom learning and alternative arrangements must be put in place to allow them progress from secondary school.

Leaving Cert 2021

Mary spoke on behalf of the Leaving Cert students again this week in the Seanad. Mary urged all Education Partners in the Leaving Cert Advisory group to put themselves into the student’s shoes and take account of their lost classroom learning. Mary asked that they be given choice between predictive grading and the traditional exam…

Leaving Cert 2021

Mary has written to Minister Foley and the Taoiseach, on behalf of the Leaving Cert Class of 2021, asking that in the interest of fairness they be given the option of predictive grades for their Leaving Cert results.  Mary has been contacted by students, parents and teachers expressing concerns over the apparent fixed determination to…