Beverley Callender has been a nurse at Villiers School in Limerick  for the past 14 years. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene

“It’s a bit of an enigma being a school nurse,” says Valerie Pedlow about a job she has worked in for almost 30 years, currently at Wesley College in (...)

Shane Hanna: “The space for explicitly exploring values in schools is limited. What about those for whom school and the Leaving Cert don’t fit?” Photograph: Getty images

In our productivity-obsessed world, pausing and asking “What’s the point?” can seem heretical. Every year a new batch of school-leavers enters colleg(...)