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How many times have you said to yourself, "If I were the Minister for Education…?" Well I do! Rather than grumble to myself, I decided to podcast my thoughts on ways I'd change the primary education system in Ireland. Every episode I'll take on a different theme, give some background and hopefully come to some conclusions by the end. I'll also look at some of the stories about education that are on my radar and hopefully get some conversations going.

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How many times have you said to yourself, "If I were the Minister for Education…?" Well I do! Rather than grumble to myself, I decided to podcast my thoughts on ways I'd change the primary education system in Ireland. Every episode I'll take on a different theme, give some background and hopefully come to some conclusions by the end. I'll also look at some of the stories about education that are on my radar and hopefully get some conversations going.

    Unsanitised: Is the substitute crisis really over?

    Unsanitised: Is the substitute crisis really over?

    In this live recorded episode I run through the note released by the Department of Education releasing extra people into the system to cover the sub crisis. However, will it be enough, why did we get to this point, and how will we prevent it from happening again?

    • 29 min
    Unsanitised: Get Ready for Antigen Testing

    Unsanitised: Get Ready for Antigen Testing

    My immediate-ish reaction to the news that Antigen Testing is coming to schools. Recorded on the evening on the announcement.

    • 26 min
    Interview 3: Paula Galvin

    Interview 3: Paula Galvin

    I was delighted to chat to Paula Galvin, a teacher of over 40 years. We discuss everything from the limitations of textbooks, why teachers are afraid to teach, and why the new SESE curriculum will be out of date when it’s released.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Special Episode: My Primary Curriculum NCCA Submission

    Special Episode: My Primary Curriculum NCCA Submission

    The NCCA are currently doing consultations on the plans for the new curriculum. I have major issues with the draft and I want to talk about them!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 068: All Special Classes get an Admin Principal

    Episode 068: All Special Classes get an Admin Principal

    In October 2021, Teaching Principals were told that if they opened 2 special classes, they would become an admin principal. This decision affected around 30 schools. However, was it the right decision? In this episode I wonder why.

    • 40 min
    Episode 067: How Clean is Your School?

    Episode 067: How Clean is Your School?

    Did you know the Department of Education doesn't provide a specific grant for cleaning staff so schools have to cobble together the money from funds that are supposed to cover other expenses? However, like secretaries and caretakers, shouldn't the Department of Education be paying cleaners directly?

    • 16 min

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