Dealing with Teacher Underperformance
Dealing with underperforming teachers while remaining within the law can be difficult. Often, if mishandled, head teachers can be accused of bullying, leading to further complications.
This full-day course is designed to give participants the confidence to work with underperforming teachers under the statutory guidance. Delivered by a leading education expert and highly experienced employment lawyer, this seminar is designed to explain how the procedure is intended to work, what it requires and how best to tackle underperformance issues under these measures.
After attending you will have the following outcomes:
- We provide several easily-applied options for attendees to tailor when back in school.
- Attendees will leave with a list of useful resources, tools and support that is available to help them feel less exposed
- Attendees will be aware of the likely pitfalls and common solutions in relation to natural justice and procedural breaches.
- Attendees will understand how the five steps procedure is applied but, perhaps more importantly, will also understand how to identify behaviours and performance that might be better dealt with outside the procedure for dealing with teacher underperformance.
- Attendees will have detailed notes on the newly revised Circulars and relevant case law discussing practical tips and what each decision reflects, for later study, plus a checklist of useful tips for dealing with teacher performance and behavioural issues in schools.
Course overview/outline programme
- Creating a Supportive Culture, Parts 1 & 2
- The Principles of Natural Justice in Underperformance Issues
- The Five Steps Procedure from Informal Notice to Teacher Appeal
- Real Life Case Study Bringing you through the Disciplinary Procedures
Who is it for?
This event is ideal for Principals, Vice Principals and anyone with responsibility for dealing with underperforming teachers in schools.
When and Where?
9:25am - 4:00pm Wednesday 4th December 2019
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport
Standard Rate: €245
Early Bird Rate: €195 (deadline 5pm on Friday 25th October 2019)
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“Could have listened to more. Excellent knowledge and delivery.”
Marian Flynn, Donabate Community College
“An excellent course. Well thought out and presented in a very accessible manner. Excellent notes provided to refer back to and reflect on at a later time.”
Jennifer O’Keeffe, Principal, Ard Scoil na nDeise
"I found the advice given was excellent and the discussions allowed to go off script when needed."
Kevin Joyce, Principal, LMETB
“I liked the Practical examples and time for discussion."
Mary Daly, Principal, St Dominic's Sec School
“The open and collaborative forum was excellent; listen to the experiences of colleagues was most important and necessary.”
Noel Casey, Principal, Our Lady’s Bower
Having graduated from UCD with an Honours BA in Latin and English, Tim completed his Higher Diploma in Education while teaching in Maryfield College, Glandore Road. He taught in CBS Arklow and in Coláiste Choilm, Swords. He completed the Diploma in Careers Guidance (UCD) and the Diploma in Computers in Education (TCD). He was appointed as Careers Guidance Counsellor in St Tiernan’s Community School in 1982, Vice Principal in 1985 and Principal in 1997. During his time in St Tiernan’s he also taught ICT part-time in Dublin City University. Recently, he served a three-year term as Chair of the inaugural Consultative Forum on Special Education Needs.
Margaret Gorman Partner and Head of Education Law Group
Margaret Gorman is a Partner and Head of the Education Law Group at Eversheds Sutherland. She is a leading expert in education law and advises a wide range of first, second and third level institutions on all issues of relevance to them, as well as statutory and public bodies engaged in the education sector. Margaret has a unique client perspective on legal & HR concerns facing those in the education sector as she was Deputy CEO and in-house solicitor for the country’s leading school management organisation.
Ciarán Flynn Educational Consultant
Ciarán Flynn, Educational Consultant, recently retired from his eight year tenure as General Secretary of the Association of Community and Comprehensive Schools (ACCS), where he advised and supported the Boards of Management and Principals of the 96 schools in the Association. He acted as a Management nominee on the Teaching Council for a three year term.