Reminder - ACCS CPD Supporting Junior Cycle Implementation in Community and Comprehensive Schools

Wed, Oct 4th, 2017 10:02:42 am

Supporting Junior Cycle Implementation in Community and Comprehensive Schools in partnership with Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) Leadership Team

Tuesday, 10th October, 2017

Mullingar Park Hotel, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Agenda and Timetable

9.00am – 9.30am     Registration and Tea/Coffee

9.30am – 9.35am     Welcome and Overview

Mr. John Irwin, General Secretary ACCS

Ms. Áine O'Sullivan, Assistant General Secretary ACCS

9.35am – 11.00am Understanding Key Elements of the Framework for Junior Cycle

Ms. Fiona O’Brien, Advisor for JCT, Leadership Team

  • Central messages in the Junior Cycle Framework 2015
  • Timetabling considerations during the phase- in stage
  • Considering different class durations
  • Structure of the Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement

11.00am - 11.30am Break for Tea/Coffee

11.30am -12.30pm Wellbeing and Curricular requirements for 2017 and beyond.

Ms. Fiona O’Brien, Advisor for JCT, Leadership Team

12.30pm – 1.00pm Implementation Issues: Circular 15/2017 and 29/2017

Ms. Fiona O’Brien, Advisor for JCT, Leadership Team

1.00pm – 2.00pm Lunch

2.00pm – 3.00pm Purposes, content and intended outcomes of the whole-school planning day

Mr. Donal O’ Mahony, Deputy Director, JCT Leadership Team

3.00pm – 3.30pm Questions and Answers Panel

Objectives:

In partnership with Junior Cycle for Teachers Leadership Team, ACCS is hosting a one-day seminar which will focus on embedding the Junior Cycle Framework 2015 in Community and Comprehensive Schools.  This in-service is aimed at bringing all members of the audience to a certain level of understanding while also recognising that different schools will be on different pages of the framework. On the day, there will be lots of opportunities to ask questions and to engage the facilitators in discussion.  JCT will continue to provide Leadership CPD later this term but as all sectors will be comprehended, a certain level of awareness of the Framework and its implementation issues will be expected of all participants.

Who should attend?

Chairpersons of Boards of Management, Principals and/or Deputy Principals and/or JC Co-ordinators.

To confirm your attendance, please complete this form and return by email to ediver@accs.ie