The Education Secretariat supports Catholic schools, parents and parishes in the Archdiocese of Dublin.

Current Issues

Supplementary Panel 2015

There are 167 teachers on the Supplementary Panel. The DES list has been issued to schools that notified the Education Secretariat of a permanent vacancy. Approval has been given by the DES for schools in the Dublin Diocese to advertise fixed-term posts.

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Grow in Love

To assist teachers become familiar with Grow in Love, the new Religious Education programme for Junior and Senior Infants, a User Guide outlining the contents of the programme is now available.

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Finance - Statement of Receipts and Payments

The Statement of Receipts and Payments from 1 September 2014 - 31 August 2015 inclusive is set out as an Excel Spreadsheet. The form together with the accompanying guidelines should be sent to your accountant.

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Revised Vetting Procedures

Circular 26/2015 outlines details of proposed changes in the application process for vetting of teachers, staff and volunteers.

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Substance Abuse - Programmes for Confirmation classes

The Irish Bishops' Drugs Initiative has prepared a number of programmes as part of its pastoral response to substance abuse. These programmes are offered to parishes and schools around the time of Confirmation.

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Ember Faith Leadership Programme

What is Ember? The Ember Programme is a faith leadership training programme for students at senior level in secondary schools. The students are trained to become faith leaders in their schools and in some cases they act as mentors for incoming students at Junior Level. This programme is coordinated by the Archdiocese of Dublin Education Secretariat and has been developed in partnership with a number of professionals who engage with young people in a faith capacity. For further information, contact the Post-Primary Diocesan Adviser.

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