The Inspectorate is introducing a new model of inspection called Child Protection and Safeguarding and Inspection. This type of inspection focuses on a school’s compliance with key aspects of the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017

To familiarise principals with the Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection model, the Inspectorate is facilitating a number of seminars at a number of Education Centres.  The seminars will provide an overview of key aspects of Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection including its aims and its features, the checks conducted during the inspection and Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection reports. Participants at the seminar will have an opportunity to discuss and ask questions about the Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection model.

Venue:   Kildare Education Centre 

Date:   Monday 1st April 2019 (10.30am-12.30pm)  (Tea/Coffee on arrival)

Event Date 01-04-2019 10:30 am
Event End Date 01-04-2019 12:30 pm
Capacity 60
Registered 36
Cut off date 29-03-2019
Individual Price Free
Location Kildare Education Centre

This Information Evening will take place as follows:

Location:                      Kildare Education Centre

Date:                            Wednesday 10th April 2019

Time:                           5pm-6pm

Tutor:                         Noeleen Leahy

Target Audience:     School management, TY/ LCA/LCVP co-ordinators, Mini-company co-ordinators or any teacher interested in this resource.

This Choose Safety programme can be beneficial in Transition year; LCA and LCVP. Choose Safety is particularly important if schools are sending students out on work experience as it would support the Risk Assessments schools are required to complete for students leaving the premises but are still under your care of the school.

The Choose Safety Programme is a free programme available to post-primary schools and colleges of Further Education. It introduces senior cycle students/students in further education to the principles of workplace safety and health. 

Choose Safety Course Structure:

 Unit 1 focuses on general health and safety in the workplace for young workers, key responsibilities, employment rights, and induction. 

Unit 2 introduces the concept of hazard and risk and the process of risk assessment. The Unit also focuses on manual handling and ergonomics, slips, trips and falls, and fire safety.

Unit 3 considers effective controls within the context of the management of working at height, workplace transport safety, and chemicals. It also looks at two key work sectors - farming and hospitality.

Unit 4 addresses the specific roles of a safety officer and safety representative and the work environment. It also covers workplace health and well-being.

Units 5 and 6 challenge the student to reflect and discuss how the principles of health and safety can be applied to real-life work practices. It also focuses on accident prevention.

Unit 6 completes Choose Safety by examining actual case studies. This Unit revisits the issues raised earlier in the course.

 Student Certificates:   Each student who has successfully completed the Choose Safety Programme can receive a Certificate of Completion in recognition of his/her increased understanding of health and safety at work.

Digital Badges:   Digital badges can also be awarded to students who participate in Choose Safety.

Event Date 10-04-2019 5:00 pm
Event End Date 10-04-2019 6:00 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 0
Cut off date 08-04-2019
Individual Price Free

Date / Time:  Thurs 16th May 2019 from 6pm-9pm

What is Y-PATH PE 4 ME?

Y-PATH (Youth Physical Activity Towards Health) PE 4 ME is a junior cycle post-primary programme which aims to improve physical activity among children and young people through the physical education (PE) module in the school curriculum. The programme is bought to you as a result of a collaboration between the Irish Heart Foundation and Dublin City University.

What is involved?

The programme is available only to PE teachers.

There are two parts to the Y-PATH PE 4 ME programme:

  • A 1-hour online course on the Irish Heart Foundation website which must be completed by teachers before attending the workshop
  • 3-hour face to face evening workshop held in Education Centres nationally

Why do schools need Y-PATH PE 4 ME?

·         Y-PATH PE 4 Me is the only programme of its kind in Ireland

·         Acknowledged by the PDST, UCC and Sport Ireland

·         Fits into wellbeing curriculum, highlighting wellbeing indicators involved in each lesson

·         Uses a whole school approach with elements for students, teachers and parents

·         Adapts current practice to allow engagement of all pupils within PE class

·         Designed by teachers for teachers

·         Evidence based on the needs of Irish children, backed by 8 years of research

·         Does not require any major equipment to run lessons

·         Emphasis on fundamental movement skills and physical literacy

·         Aims to reduce the age-related decline in physical activity common among post primary school age students

·         Focuses on empowerment, motivation and confidence

·         Gives students the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities they enjoy

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Event Date 16-05-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 16-05-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity 25
Registered 9
Cut off date 15-05-2019 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Kildare Education Centre
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