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NCGE Bulletin - September 2018

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DES Approved Allocation of Teaching Posts for the 2018/2019 School Year

The Department of Education and Skills (DES) has issued circulars outlining the approved allocation of teaching posts for the 2017/2018 school year

These circulars can be accessed directly on the Department of Education and Skills website ( via the links below.


Circular 007/2018 Voluntary Secondary Schools

Circular 008/2018 Community & Comprehensive Schools

Circular 009/2018 Education and Training Boards



- Details regarding the DES approved relevant guidance allocation is on Page 4 of each document - Table 2.2.2 presents the PTR reduction to restore guidance provision.

- Appendix 3 provides additional information on guidance provision in post-primary schools.


Review - Public Consultation Submissions - *DEADLINE EXTENDED*

*General Public Consultation - Call for Submissions* - DEADLINE EXTENDED

DES and Indecon Consultants have announced today that they have extended the closing date for receipt of submissions

for the 'Public Consultation' element of The Review to the  1st of June 2018 

(Previous deadline given - as below, was 25th May)


This is an independent review of Career Guidance  - Any queries must be directed to the DES SPEE (Skills Planning and Enterprise Engagement) Unit (as per the DES link above) or to INDECON directly. 

National Forum on Guidance - 21st May 2018


The first meeting of the National Forum on Guidance 2018 was held on Monday 21/05/5018 in The Clock Tower, Department of Education and Skills. The theme was ‘Guidance delivery in context – exploring current and future policy and practice’. Attendees included representatives from AEGAI, NAPD, CDETB, AHEAD, DES, NPCPP, ASTI, DEASP, ACCS, HEA, SOLAS, ETBI, Ballymun Job Centre, Local Employment Support Network, Youthreach, VTOS, TUI, Careers Portal, Classroom Guidance, AONTAS, DCU, AHECS, Kingswood CC, Le Chéile Secondary School, Roscommon Community College, Westport CFE, Ballyfermot CFE, AEGS, Athlone Community Training Centre, DBS, Waterpark College, Cross and Passion College, Galway Technical Institute, KWETB, Liberties College, The Abbey School, Ormonde College and Crosscare.

NCGE News - Spring 2018 - Now Available

The Spring 2018 issue of NCGE News is now available, ar fáil freisin as Gaeilge. 

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