CPD Reminder

Wed, Sep 12th, 2018 5:07:56 pm


Circular 0003/18, in the context of commencement of the restoration of posts, sets out a leadership and management framework for posts in recognised post-primary schools and provides detail on revised processes relating to the appointment of:

  • Assistant Principal Posts I and II (AP I and AP II)
  • Programme Co-ordinator Posts at AP I and AP II level
  • Reference to posts in Self-Financing Adult Education Programmes.

This In-Service will cover both the consultation and appointment process to a post of responsibility in a school.This workshop will give participants a clear understanding of a competency based interview approach.

The contents of the morning workshop will include:

Morning Workshop (11.00am – 1.00pm)

  • The revised processes introduce a new Leadership Framework in line with best practice as set out in ‘LOOKING AT OUR SCHOOL 2016 – A Quality Framework for Post-Primary Schools’.
  • The Leadership Framework and CL 0003/2018
  • Competency interviewing
  • Devising competency questions
  • Pre-interview preparation
  • Role of the Chairperson
  • Marking
  • Providing feedback
  • The appeals process as it pertains to the interview

Afternoon Workshop (2.00pm – 4.30pm)

The contents of the afternoon workshop will include:

  • An Overview of the Leadership and Management Framework for Posts
  • Identification of Leadership and Management Needs and Priorities of the School
  • Assignment and Reassignment of Roles & Responsibilities
  • The Reporting and Review Process
  • Identifying Vacancies
  • Advertising
  • Composition of the Selection Board
  • Calculation of Service & Seniority
  • Making the appointment
  • The Appeal Process

The in-service is delivered in the context of the ACCS Posts of Responsibility Recruitment, Selection and Appointment Guide.

Who should attend?

Principals, Trustee Nominees on Selection Boards for Leadership and Management posts and Independent Panel Members.

Delegate Registration on the ACCS Online School Portal for CPD.

Please log on to the ACCS Online School Portal to register delegates. To access the school portal log on to https://www.accscloud.net or through the home page of  www.accs.ie. You will require your Username (last 4 digits of the main school phone number), password and a maths captcha to login. If you require assistance with this process or your password please call ACCS Head Office staff on 01 460 1150.

Re-scheduled DEIS Symposium

The DEIS Symposium has been re-scheduled to take place on the 23rd October, 2018 in the Mullingar Park Hotel, Co. Westmeath in order to facilitate delegates wishing to attend the NAPD Conference 2018 which is taking place on the 18th October.  

Further details will be communicated in due course.