TUI general secretary John MacGabhann: ‘If an idea has merit and is worth pursuing, it will survive the tests we apply and we can support it.’ Photograph: Tommy Clancy

The Government must enter into real negotiations with teachers on proposed Senior Cycle reforms, or else risk them failing, the Teachers Union of Irel(...)

Delegates said a lack of time, increasing demands of the role were barriers to effective leadership. Photograph: iStock

School leaders’ rising workloads mean they are spending much of their time “chasing mice, unblocking toilets and organising table quizzes ”, a teacher(...)

Delegates display their votes at the ASTI’s annual convention in Cork last year. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

When Minister for Education Joe McHugh arrives at teachers’ conferences this week, he will find a profession highly exercised about a number of key is(...)

Teachers protesting in advance of a Government report on pay equalisation last year. Photograph: Alan Betson

The latest initiative to address lower-pay arrangements for public service staff taken on since 2011 marks the third time the Government has attempted(...)

Talk to your child about what suits them, and what areas they might like to study at third-level. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

Sometimes, it can seem like your lovely child has been stolen by this sullen teen, and you’ve lost them. But research shows that parents have a strong(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh speaks at the Irish Primary Principals’ Network’s annual conference in Citywest last January. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The reception which Ministers for Education get at teachers’ conferences tends to range from plain frosty to outright hostile. So, when Joe McHugh – (...)

Panels of substitute teachers are to be employed on full-time salaries to help primary schools source teaching cover at short notice. Photograph: iStock

Panels of substitute teachers are to be employed on full-time salaries to help primary schools source teaching cover at short notice. Many primary sc(...)

Teens mightn’t be willing to talk to adults about the problem. Photograph: iStockphoto

If your child is being bullied, the temptation can be to rush in to the school, all guns blazing, and solve the problem. But sometimes a more delicate(...)

Bullying can happen to anyone, but some children are more vulnerable than others. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

If your child is being bullied, the temptation can be to rush in to the school, all guns blazing, and try to solve the problem. But sometimes a more d(...)

People who know their history are far less easy to manipulate and are much less susceptible to propaganda in all its manifestations.

A letter writer to this paper recently described a very young student in secondary school innocently inquiring whether the Belfast/Good Friday Agreeme(...)

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