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Planning Across The System. Current Realities. In School Teams/Coordinator Cluster Groups Regional Seminars TPN. Target Group/Focus of the TPN?. Those teachers within a school(s) with a specific interest in School Planning Cross sectoral representation

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current realities
Current Realities
  • In School Teams/Coordinator
  • Cluster Groups
  • Regional Seminars
  • TPN
target group focus of the tpn
Target Group/Focus of the TPN?
  • Those teachers within a school(s) with a specific interest in School Planning
  • Cross sectoral representation
  • Focus on support at a local level utilising the power of networking
sites of support
Sites of Support
  • SDPI Head Office, Website
  • Regional Coordinator(s)
  • Facilitators
  • Diploma Graduates
  • Trustee Education Offices
  • VEC’s
  • C&C Schools
  • Education Centres
the education centre network
The Education Centre Network
  • An Education Centre is
  • 'a place in which services are provided for schools, teachers, parents, boards and other relevant persons which support them in carrying out their functions in respect of the provision of education which is recognised for that purpose by the Minister…'
  • (Education Act 1998)
understanding how the system works
Understanding how the system works
  • A Budget to support local provision
  • The budget is developed for each calendar year in October/November of the preceding year
  • All local courses are subject to the TES regulations regarding attendance, lecture fees, T&S, catering, material costs etc.
  • Possibility that some elements of the planned work may not have taken place…… therefore finance maybe available
what supports could you investigate from your local centre
What supports could you investigate from your local Centre?
  • Administrative Support
  • Financial Support
  • Resource Area
  • Use of IT Infrastructure
administrative support
Administrative Support
  • This would have to be negotiated
  • Maintenance of a database
  • Issuing of notices of meetings
  • Production/maintenance of Attendance Records
  • Processing of T&S
  • Accounting Support
financial support
Financial Support
  • Inclusion of activities in the Education Centre’s annual plan, invitation to guest speakers
  • This to supplement the activities agreed by the national Executive of the TPN?
  • Financial Management (ref the guidelines on TPN structure for branches)
resource area
Resource Area
  • Seek the development of a specific resource/library section for SDP
  • International journals and publications on planning
  • Depository for all SDPI materials produced nationally
use of it infrastructure
Use of IT Infrastructure
  • Use of centre’s website to promote activities
  • Discuss the possibility of a restricted section for TPN members, exchange area, email etc
  • Some Centres use a contacts database that can send reminders of people re email by text/email
the benefits
The Benefits
  • Enticement for local participation is greater, i.e. the burden is lessened on the organisers
  • Keeps the TPN to the fore in the life of the Centre
  • Allows for greater communication with the local Centre personnel
steps to take
Steps to Take
  • Seek a meeting with the local Director….
  • Outline your wish for collaboration and for support
  • Determine your priorities in terms of the support available
  • Establish a firm time table and maintain communication either in person, by phone or email.
education centre contact details
Education Centre Contact Details
  • Any questions?
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