Coughlan to introduce probation programme for newly qualified teachers

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Coughlan to introduce probation programme for newly qualified teachers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleGweebara group calls for changes to planning lawNext articleSix Donegal men cycling length of the country for charity News Highland By News Highland – July 22, 2010 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Pinterestcenter_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Google+ Newly qualified teachers at both primary and post-primary levels will have to undergo a new induction and probationary programme.The reform, which will be announced today by Education Minister Mary Coughlan, is to be phased in from September.Aimed at improving teacher quality, it will involve more rigorous assessment and inspection in the nation’s classrooms.Education Minister Mary Coughlan will outline details of the new programme at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties today.She believes that Ireland has significant weaknesses in helping newly qualified teachers to take charge of a classroom.Ms Coughlan says that a teacher’s first months and year in a post are critical. She says that at the moment, induction support for teachers at primary level is limited.And, with a small number of exceptions, induction support at post-primary level is virtually non-existent. The minister says the probationary process for teachers is “also well below the optimum”.At primary level, it excludes any meaningful involvement of school management; while at post-primary, it involves, in most cases, the sign-off of a principal teacher without any observation of the teacher’s work in the classroom.The Teaching Council will be empowered to take responsibility for the reforms from 2012, but it is being phased in from September with an induction programme.All primary teachers qualifying from September of this year will undergo induction immediately and all new post-primary teachers by the end of December. Pinterest Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Newsx Adverts Facebooklast_img read more

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