This has been a most difficult year and teachers have demonstrated extraordinary commitment and creativity in responding to Covid-19.
The ASTI Central Executive Council (CEC), at its meeting of September 19th 2020, decided to hold a postal ballot of members in respect of a number of key issues
World Teachers’ Day is a UNESCO day which acknowledges the importance of education and the work of teachers and to honour educators’ associations around the world.
The President of the ASTI, Ann Piggott, has said teachers are shocked and disappointed by the news that two errors in the Leaving Cert 2020 Calculated Grades Process have been identified.
The re-opening of schools has led to additional stress and uncertainty for teachers as schools implement new operational arrangements and protocols. It is very important to mind our mental and physical health at this time.
The OECD report PISA 2018 Results: Effective Policies, Successful Schools, once again underlines Ireland’s poor track record for investment in education.
Following strong representations by the ASTI, the Department of Education and Skills have published information in the form of a Frequently Asked Questions document to deal with a variety of issues that have arisen in schools since reopening.
The ASTI will ballot members on a range of issues, including health and safety concerns in schools in the context of Covid-19, in October.
The ASTI Central Executive Committee met today and decided to ballot its members in relation to a number of key issues which have emerged since schools re-opened.
Important reminder for those on the pre-2013 Teachers’ Pension Scheme