Church of Ireland Primary Schools Management Association Holds AGM

By Lynn Glanville


The annual general meeting of the Church of Ireland Primary School Management Association (CIPSMA) took place yesterday,
November 25, in the Church of Ireland College of Education. A large number of members from around Ireland gathered to hear the reports of the executive committee and a guest speaker addressed them on dealing with adult conflict in schools.

Delivering the secretary’s report, the Revd Norman Gamble, looked back on a successful CIPSMA conference in the King’s Hospital School in March and said that plans were already underway for next year’s event.

He said that the advent of a new Minister for Education may herald a more cooperative period for Church of Ireland schools. However, he said it would not mean more money and warned that schools could only do more with less money for a certain amount of time before the system died of starvation.

The organisation has proposed to contribute towards funding research being carried out by Dr Anne Lodge and Dr David Tuohy which seeks to further their work started with the ‘Our School Community’
survey which was published in 2012.

CIPSMA chairperson, the Revd Brian O’Rourke,
said that the research to be carried out would be invaluable to CIPSMA and the …read more

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