ASTI President Ann Piggott today congratulated more than 60,000 young people who have received their results from the Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades Process.
In the context of the current global pandemic the ASTI recognizes that the emergency Calculated Grades for Leaving Cert 2020 process has been necessary in order to allow our Leaving Cert students to progress to the next stage of their lives.
ASTI President Ann Piggott has called for a programme of investment in school buildings in the upcoming Budget.
As schools prepare to re-open from next week, the ASTI has requested a meeting with the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.
Following representations by the ASTI, the Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has announced the adoption of new advice from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) regarding the use of face coverings within schools.
'Equal pay is key to recruiting additional teachers required under safe schools plan' - ASTI President
The Government must commit to equal pay for post 2010 entrants to teaching if it is serious about recruiting and retaining 1,080 additional second-level teachers as outlined in the Response Plan for Safe Re-opening of Schools, the new ASTI President Ann Piggott has stated.
The ASTI has written to the Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD, to request that she seek a general review by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre of the interim recommendations issued in June, prior to schools reopening in late August.
The ASTI notes the publication today of the awaited Roadmap and Covid-19 Response Plan for Safe Re-opening of Post Primary Schools.
The ASTI welcomes the clarity given to students as a result of yesterday’s announcement that Leaving Certificate results will issue on 7th September but is disappointed that there was no consultation or discussion about this decision.
ASTI notes the publication today of the interim advice issued by the HPSC regarding the operation of summer programmes being provided in schools.