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April 2012
Major Education Seminar - Leading in a Time of Challenge
Seminar for DEIS Primary & Post-Primary School Leaders

On 19th April the NEWB supported by IPPN and NAPD hosted a seminar for DEIS primary and post-primary school leaders in Croke Park. The NEWB has responsibility for critical supports in DEIS schools - namely HSCL and SCP. The Educational Welfare Service has a national remit where DEIS is prioritised.

The seminar was a resounding success with 398 participants. The seminar was opened by Frances Fitzgerald T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

Keynote speakers included:

  • Fr Peter McVerry
  • Dr Tony Bates
  • Dr Anne Looney
  • Dr Ruby Payne
  • Dr Deirdre Mathews.

Attendees also included Dermot Mulligan Assistant Secretary General DES, Catriona O Brien PO Social Inclusion DES, Jim Breslin, Secretary General DCYA, Mary Doyle, Director General & Mary McLoughlin PO DCYA Teresa Griffin CEO NCSE, Ferdia Kelly General Secretary JMB , Michael Moriarty General Secretary IVEA, Aodhan O Riordan TD.

The highlight had to be the performance by St Agnes and Scoil Colm parents and childrens' Orchestra captured beautifully in the Irish Times on Friday 20th!

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Combined Orchestra of St Agnes / Scoil Colm Primary School Orchestra and St Agnes Parents' String Orchestra

From left to right: Clive Byrne, NAPD, Frances Fitzgerald, T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Fr Peter Mc Verry and Clare Ryan, CEO, NEWB



Clare Ryan CEO and Dr Anne Lodge

Dr Anne Lodge

Dr Anne Looney

Dr Deirdre Matthews

Dr Tony Bates

Dr Ruby Payne

Fr Peter McVerry

Minister Fitzgerald and Clive Byrne NAPD

Minister Fitzgerald talks to Carmbola Kidz

Mr Jim Breslin, Secretary General, DCYA

Sr Bernadette Sweeney and Minister Fitzgerald


Setting the Context: Ms Clare Ryan, CEO NEWB
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Perspectives on Poverty: Dr Ruby Payne
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The Possible versus the Inevitable?: Dr Anne Looney
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Lessons from DEIS Evaluations: Dr Deirdre Matthews
Download here (Pdf 570kb)

Drawing the Strands Together: Ms Clare Ryan, CEO NEWB
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