Tue, Mar 6th, 2018 12:00:00 am

ACCS Convention 2018

ACCS welcomes you all to Galmont Hotel and Spa, Lough Atalia Road, Galway.  The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway was branded The Galmont on the 1st January.

Attached is the new hotel brochure for your information.

This year our Convention opens on Wednesday 7th March at 3:45 p.m. and concludes on Friday 9th March at 12 noon. Please see attached final agenda.

The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D. will be attending the ACCS Conference on Friday the 9th March.  We will have inputs from our President, Ms. Antoinette Nic Gearailt and a response from Mr. Richard Bruton, T.D. Minister for Education and Skills.  A Panel Discussion on 'Educational Leadership - Making a Difference' will take place on Thursday 8th March with Dr. Harold Hislop, Chief Inspector Department of Education and Skills, Mr. Tomás Ó Ruairc, Director of the Teaching Council, and Ms. Mary Nihil, Director of Centre for School Leadership. This will give delegates the opportunity to have a discussion with key personnel on areas of real interest to our schools.

Dr. Simon Boucher, CEO of the Irish Management Institute, is our keynote speaker on Wednesday 7th March. Simon, a past pupil of Newpark Comprehensive School, will address delegates on "Leadership - What makes a Difference?". Attached is Dr. Boucher's biographical note for your information.

We will also have inputs from Ms. Louise McNamara, Director FSSU, on the introduction of the Financial Support Services Unit, FSSU, to Community and Comprehensive Schools and Ms. Marianne B. Matthews LLB, TEP, Certified Data Protection Officer, on 'Getting ready for GDPR'.

Non-Resident Delegates:

All meals must be pre-booked prior to arrival. Please see attached Non-Resident Meals Package Form for completion and return to ACCS before 12 noon today the 6th March, 2018.

The ACCS Convention Handbook will be available at close of business on Tuesday 6th March, 2018 to view or download from the ACCS website. Wi -Fi is available in the hotel.

We look forward to meeting with you all and discussing the pressing issues of the day.

John Irwin, General Secretary, ACCS

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