Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (237)

Joe Carey

Question:

237. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Education and Skills in view of the success of a programme (details supplied) if he will consider introducing same on a national basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30011/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As part of their role, Education Centres develop and provide a range of programmes for teachers, school management, and parents. These programmes are designed in part to respond to locally identified needs while also providing the opportunity to test new approaches. The Parental Guidance Programme for Primary Schools was run through Tralee Education Centre in 2006. Its aim was to build and enhance the capacity of parents to guide and support their children in Primary School so as to enrich their learning experiences at school. It contained modules around Bullying, Positive Discipline and Behaviour Management. At a national level, my Department provides funds a range of programmes dealing with these matters. My Department also provides significant funding to the National Parents Council (Primary) for the provision of training to parents. The National Parents Council (Primary) has also been advised that as part of the Action Plan on Bullying, we are seeking to agree a coordinated training plan for boards of management and parents and have asked them to submit proposals for anti-bullying training for consideration. I should emphasise that, in the current financial climate, our ability to allocate funding for any programmes or initiatives in the area of training, additional to current activities being already undertaken by my Department is limited.

SUPPORT PROGRAMME FOR PARENTS

This Programme aims to build and enhance the capacity of Parents to guide and support their children during their time in Primary school and thereby to maximise their potential for positive participation within school, home and the wider community contexts.

This course is aimed at Parents, Teachers, Home school liaison Officers and members of school parent Boards of Management.

Each session will focus on a different topic -

- Enhancing self-esteem for 5-12 year olds

- Positive discipline and behaviour management for 5-12 year olds

- Forming identity for 5-12 year olds

- Educating your child in relationship and sexuality for 5-12 year olds

Why such a Programme?

- Changing structure of Irish society

- Parents need support to define or redefine our value system

- Early intervention and prevention particularly for students at risk, can make a difference to overall personal development and academic performance

- Empowering the primary care givers with confidence and self-esteem is part of the process of re-educating Parents

- Keeping up to date on issues such as child protection, Internet usage, health and safety and understanding boundaries

Course details are as follows:

04th October – Building self esteem and forming identity

11th October – Positive Discipline and Behaviour Management for 5-12 year olds

18th October – Educating your child in relationships and sexuality for 5-12 year olds

Venue – The Education Centre, Dromtacker, Tralee

Phone – 066 7195000

Time – 10.00am – 12.30pm or 7.00 -9.30pm

NDP CLAIM ________ (Period Jan - June 2006______ (Year)

Organisation: ___________________ The Education Centre, Tralee ______________________

File No:

Title of Course

DATES

PAY

NON-PAY

TOTAL

Participants

Participants

Participants

Total

Total

Pay + Non Pay

primary

primary

P/Primary

P/Primary

Final

Course

Participants

male

female

Male

Female

Total

Hours

Hours

PIRATES

31-May

234.96

182.19

417.15

0

13

13

2.5

32.5

STRATEGIC PLAN - TRALEE PRIMARY AREA

23-May

0

220.25

220.25

9

1

10

2.5

25

PRIMARY PRINCIPALS TRALEE

22/02 &26/4

0

68.58

68.58

15

3

18

2.5

45

INFANT TEACHERS NETWORK

19-Jan

0

213.31

213.31

1

26

0

0

27

2.5

67.5

POST-PIRMARY PRINCIPALS

21/02 & 13/06

0

238.46

238.46

0

0

20

0

20

2.5

50

DOWN SYNDROME

30-May

0

283.54

283.54

40

40

80

2.5

200

SUBJECT ASSOCIATIONS

Jan-June

123.32

1424.18

1547.5

1

0

111

221

333

2.5

832.5

TOTAL

358.28

2630.51

2988.79

66

43

131

261

501

17.5

1252.5

COURSE INCOME FEES: 0

Other Information required:-

Percentage satisfaction rating (A random sampling approach is satisfactory for this purpose).

VERY HELPFUL_______ HELPFUL_________ UNHELPFUL______________

NDP CLAIM ________ (Period July - Dec 2006______ (Year)

Organisation: ___________________ The Education Centre, Tralee ______________________

File No:

Title of Course

DATES

PAY

NON-PAY

TOTAL

Participants

Participants

-

-

Participants

Total

Total

Pay +

primary

primary

P/Primary

P/Primary

Final

Course

Participants

Summer Courses

Non Pay

male

female

Male

Female

Total

Hours

Hours

Environmental & Oganic Gardening

3-7 July

812.60

1381.42

2194.02

3

11

14

20

280

P.E.

3-7 July

819.51

2428.79

3248.30

3

15

18

20

360

Effective Teaching

3-7 July

703.30

2787.00

3490.30

4

19

23

20

460

Exploring the Theme of Sea Thro' Music & V.A.

3-7 July

899.96

3077.85

3977.81

3

17

20

20

400

RSE

3-7 July

854.96

1384.74

2239.70

2

7

9

20

180

Autism

3-7 July

741.50

1787.70

2529.20

0

17

17

20

340

Inclusive Education

3-7 July

899.95

1716.82

2616.77

1

9

10

20

200

Exploring Music - A Thematic Approach

3-7 July

829.01

2694.98

3523.99

1

20

21

20

420

Environmental & Oganic Gardening

21-25 Augt

812.60

1381.42

2194.02

0

16

16

20

320

Obesity Intervention

21-25 Augt

899.95

1002.67

1902.62

1

9

10

20

200

Teaching in the Early Childhood Setting

21-25 Augt

1799.90

3180.71

4980.61

1

15

16

20

320

Curriculum Planning- Scoil Realt na Maidne

3-7 July

179.33

334.24

513.57

9

9

20

180

Walk Tall

21-25th August

0.00

0.00

0.00

2

8

10

20

200

TOTAL

10252.57

23158.34

33410.91

21

172

0

0

193

260

3860

Intercultural Education

28/09 & 19/10

0.00

321.98

321.98

1

8

0

0

9

5

45

Aspergers Syndrome

23-Oct

89.99

324.72

414.71

1

45

4

10

60

2.5

150

Parental Guidance

28/09, 5/12/19 Oct

421.13

2100.14

2521.27

12

100

0

0

112

10

1120

Strategic Plan - Primary Principals Meetings

28/29/30 Nov, 5th Dec

0.00

449.04

449.04

7

3

0

0

10

10

100

Primary Principals - Tralee

22-Nov

0.00

34.29

34.29

7

2

0

0

9

2.5

22.5

Infant Teachers

5th Oct & 9th Nov

0.00

410.10

410.10

1

54

0

0

55

5

275

Post-Primary Principals

Oct & Nov

676.34

1855.02

2531.36

0

0

44

27

71

2.5

177.5

Cert in Primary Science

0.00

4459.80

4459.80

Multi-class Project

0.00

322.20

322.20

Folk Dance

29th Nov

0.00

37.06

37.06

0

7

0

0

7

2.5

17.5

Special Education Network -IATSE Conf

0.00

366.84

366.84

Down Syndrome

5th Dec

0

170.41

170.41

0

36

0

6

42

2.5

105

Steer

14th Nov

0

170.41

170.41

2

30

0

0

32

2.5

80

Genetic Testing - Biology TDT

22/29 Nov & 6/13 Dec

0

981.61

981.61

0

0

12

32

44

10

440

Subject Associations

Sept - Dec

111.92

899.33

1011.25

0

0

53

93

146

20

2920

Certificate in Primary Science

Spring 2006

0.00

4459.80

4459.80

2

2

0

0

4

NDP CLAIM ________ (Period July - Dec 2006______ (Year)

Organisation: ___________________ The Education Centre, Tralee ______________________

File No:

Title of Course

DATES

PAY

NON-PAY

TOTAL

Participants

Participants

Participants

Total

Total

Pay + Non Pay

primary

primary

P/Primary

P/Primary

Final

Course

Participants

male

female

Male

Female

Total

Hours

Hours

Tarbert Education Centre

176.33

554.64

730.97

Ionad Oideachais Chorca Dhuibhne

110.21

730.00

840.21

Ceol-Pleanáil's practiciúil

7

61

68

2.5

170

Stair Áitiúil sa rang

4

23

27

2.5

67.5

Tac Foghlama sa rang

3

21

24

2.5

60

TOTAL

1585.92

18647.39

20233.31

47

392

113

168

720

75

5690

SUMMER COURSES

10252.57

23158.34

33410.91

21

172

0

0

193

260

3860

AUTUMN PROGRAMME

1585.92

18647.39

20233.31

47

392

113

168

720

82.50

5622.50

TOTAL

11838.49

41805.73

53644.22

68

564

113

168

913

342.5

9482.5

COURSE INCOME FEES:

8700.00

720.00

Other Information required:-

Percentage satisfaction rating (A random sampling approach is satisfactory for this purpose).

VERY HELPFUL_______ HELPFUL_________ UNHELPFUL______________

PLEASE NOTE:

SCHOOL-BASED INSERVICE PAYMENTS RE. 2006 WILL NOT BE PAID UNTIL EARLY 2007

WE ARE STILL AWAITNG PARTICIPANT NUMBERS FROM OUR PART-TIME CENTRES AND WILL FORWARD THEM ASAP

Title of Course

DATES

PAY

NON-PAY

TOTAL

Participants

Participants

Participants

Total

Total

Pay + Non Pay

primary

primary

P/Primary

P/Primary

Final

Course

Participants

male

female

Male

Female

Total

Hours

Hours

SPRING PROGRAMME

358.28

2630.51

2988.79

66

43

131

261

501

17.5

1252.5

AUTUMN PROGRAMME

1585.92

18647.39

20233.31

47

392

113

168

720

82.50

5622.50

1944.2

21277.9

23222.1

113

435

244

429

1221

100

6875

NDP CLAIM ________ (Period July - Dec 2006______ (Year)

Organisation: ___________________ The Education Centre, Tralee ______________________

File No:

Title of Course

DATES

PAY

NON-PAY

TOTAL

Participants

Participants

-

-

Participants

Total

Total

Pay +

primary

primary

P/Primary

P/Primary

Final

Course

Participants

Summer Courses

Non Pay

male

female

Male

Female

Total

Hours

Hours

Environmental & Oganic Gardening

3-7 July

812.60

1381.42

2194.02

3

11

14

20

280

P.E.

3-7 July

819.51

2428.79

3248.30

3

15

18

20

360

Effective Teaching

3-7 July

703.30

2787.00

3490.30

4

19

23

20

460

Exploring the Theme of Sea Thro' Music & V.A.

3-7 July

899.96

3077.85

3977.81

3

17

20

20

400

RSE

3-7 July

854.96

1384.74

2239.70

2

7

9

20

180

Autism

3-7 July

741.50

1787.70

2529.20

0

17

17

20

340

Inclusive Education

3-7 July

899.95

1716.82

2616.77

1

9

10

20

200

Exploring Music - A Thematic Approach

3-7 July

829.01

2694.98

3523.99

1

20

21

20

420

Environmental & Oganic Gardening

21-25 Augt

812.60

1381.42

2194.02

0

16

16

20

320

Obesity Intervention

21-25 Augt

899.95

1002.67

1902.62

1

9

10

20

200

Teaching in the Early Childhood Setting

21-25 Augt

1799.90

3180.71

4980.61

1

15

16

20

320

Curriculum Planning- Scoil Realt na Maidne

3-7 July

179.33

334.24

513.57

9

9

20

180

Walk Tall

21-25th August

0.00

0.00

0.00

2

8

10

20

200

TOTAL

10252.57

23158.34

33410.91

21

172

0

0

193

260

3860

Intercultural Education

28/09 & 19/10

0.00

321.98

321.98

1

8

0

0

9

5

45

Aspergers Syndrome

23-Oct

89.99

324.72

414.71

1

45

4

10

60

2.5

150

Parental Guidance

28/09, 5/12/19 Oct

421.13

2100.14

2521.27

12

100

0

0

112

10

1120

Strategic Plan - Primary Principals Meetings

28/29/30 Nov, 5th Dec

0.00

449.04

449.04

7

3

0

0

10

10

100

Primary Principals - Tralee

22-Nov

0.00

34.29

34.29

7

2

0

0

9

2.5

22.5

Infant Teachers

5th Oct & 9th Nov

0.00

410.10

410.10

1

54

0

0

55

5

275

Post-Primary Principals

Oct & Nov

676.34

1855.02

2531.36

0

0

44

27

71

2.5

177.5

Cert in Primary Science

0.00

4459.80

4459.80

Multi-class Project

0.00

322.20

322.20

Folk Dance

29th Nov

0.00

37.06

37.06

0

7

0

0

7

2.5

17.5

Special Education Network -IATSE Conf

0.00

366.84

366.84

Down Syndrome

5th Dec

0

170.41

170.41

0

36

0

6

42

2.5

105

Steer

14th Nov

0

170.41

170.41

2

30

0

0

32

2.5

80

Genetic Testing - Biology TDT

22/29 Nov & 6/13 Dec

0

981.61

981.61

0

0

12

32

44

10

440

Subject Associations

Sept - Dec

111.92

899.33

1011.25

0

0

53

93

146

20

2920

Certificate in Primary Science

Spring 2006

0.00

4459.80

4459.80

2

2

0

0

4