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.
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 notes the publication today of the awaited Roadmap and Covid-19 Response Plan for Safe Re-opening of Post Primary Schools.
The ASTI has stated that it will work to support the Minister for Education and Skills’ decision to postpone the June Leaving Certificate examinations until later this year.
The ASTI welcomes in principle the announcement today that the Leaving Cert exams will go ahead this year. ASTI President Deirdre Mac Donald said teachers are wholly committed to supporting their students at this time, as has been evidenced by their enormous efforts in recent weeks.
The ASTI wishes to put on record its view that the publication of the document Guidance on Continuity of Schooling without consultation with the teacher unions is totally unacceptable.
The three teaching unions, the ASTI, INTO and TUI, have today taken the decision to postpone our forthcoming Easter conferences.