Following representations by ASTI on full year/ group assemblies and staff meetings, the following note is being issued to schools.
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.
Eamon Dennehy has been elected as Vice-President of the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland.
One nomination, Michael McGrath - Dungarvan branch, was received by the General Secretary by the due time and date. Accordingly, Michael’s nomination will be put before Standing Committee for ratification at their next ordinary meeting.
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 Vice Presidential Election ballot is now in progress. Eligible electors should expect to receive the relevant ballot material in the coming days.
ASTI Head Office closes for the first week in August each year. Our 2020 annual closure is from August 3 to August 7.