Church Of Ireland Primary Schools Management Association Holds AGM


Canon John Clarke of CIPSMA, Scott Hayes of Ecclesiastical Insurance, the Revd Brian O’Rourke CIPSMA Chairman, Luke Monaghan of Cú and the Revd Norman Gamble CIPSMA Secretary.

The annual general meeting of the Church of Ireland Primary School Management Association (CIPSMA) has taken place in the Church of Ireland College of Education. 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 …read more

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