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.
ASTI Standing Committee met remotely this evening and made an initial assessment of the Minister’s announcement. It is intended that members will be consulted in the coming days through the ASTI’s representative structure.
The ASTI has a number of serious concerns about elements of the announcement and will be seeking clarifications in relation to these.
See Department of Education and Skills press release issued 10th April, 2020 here.