Forthcoming HR & Employment Law Webinars
Legal-Island has a number of free employment law and HR webinars planned throughout 2020.
Registration is free, and the list of upcoming webinars (along with links to the registration page) is below.
New – Schools Sector Webinars
On Tuesday 24th March, we start a new service for school leaders and others interested in schools and teaching in Ireland. We will run three webinars before the summer holidays – 24th March; 5th May; and 23rd June (a Primary School special edition).
4.15pm - 5.00pm on Tuesday 24th March 2020
In the first in the series we will discuss the following points:
1. Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018: What is the best way forward?
Changes under the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018: The purpose of the 2018 Act aims was to make the rules around admissions to schools more structured, fair and transparent. Some of the provisions of the Act have been commenced and are in operation and others are expected to come into operation from 2021.
- Schools cannot charge fees or ask for contributions as a condition for admission or continued admission – but there are exceptions
- Primary schools are not allowed to use religion as a basis for admission – but there are exceptions
- From 2021 schools will no longer be allowed to use the time and date on which they received an application as a basis for admission
- A school’s board of management will have to publish an annual admissions’ notice before accepting any applications for a given year
- Q&A on DES website & sample templates for admissions policies plus Circular 0007/2020
2. Is this the illusion of inclusion?
The NCSE now has responsibility for services previously provided by the SESS, NBSS and Visiting Teacher Service. Few issues cause as much controversy in schools in both primary and post-primary sectors as does the SNA allocation model and policies around mainstreaming children with special needs. In theory, parents of children with special needs should be able to apply to any school and that school should be able to accommodate their child. However, in practice, some schools do not have the facilities or staff to accept students with severe special needs.
New rules are expected to be introduced from September 2021. SNA allocations are to be linked to SEN Allocations. A pilot programme is running. What will be the impact of the frontloaded SNA allocation model? We also consider the NCSE’s proposed New Brunswick Model, its pros and cons, and its implications for education delivery to ALL students across the State.
Our panel discuss this issue in-depth and offer guidance and answers to your questions, based on many years of experience.
Register here for the 24th March:
Register for the 5th May: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4058006452427437324
Register for the 23rd June (Primary School special): https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8394980590166636300
"It was very practical, informative and the interactive nature was great."
Maryrose Dillon, UCC Academy DAC
"I liked the structure, there were concise overviews of a few different topics so it was easy to remain engaged and interested. "
Anna Purcell, Purcell & Kennedy
"Great speaker, answered questions clearly and simplified the subject matter so it was easily digestible in a 45 minute session"
Ciara Carty, Nursing Homes Ireland
"[I liked] the way information was explained so simply and effectively."
Shaunagh Dunican, RBK
"Covered very relevant topics for HR professionals."
Anita Boyle, Enterprise System Partner Limited
"Time well spent, [I liked the] speedy pace and variety of topics covered."
Barbara Dempsey, Barnardos
"Quick, informative and easy!"
Sinead Cockram, Swissport Dublin