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Irish Teacher Instagram Accounts to Follow

The Irish teacher Instagram community is fantastic and there are so many wonderful accounts sharing their ideas, help, and connecting with other teachers. [...]

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Teacher Summer Course Providers

A list of the main course providers for teacher EPV day summer courses. Sometimes, you may have a specific topic or area in mind that [...]

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New Template for Student Support and Additional Care Needs Planning

A new version of the Student Support File which incorporates planning for meeting a child’s learning and additional care needs into the one document has [...]

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The Risks of Teacher Social Media Pages and how to Stay Safe Online

It has become extremely popular for teachers to have a social media page where they share ideas and resources and connect with other teachers. I [...]

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Resources for Learning a Modern Foreign Language (MFL)

In this post I will share some of the resources that I have found helpful for anyone who is looking to learn (or brush up [...]

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What is the Primary Curriculum Framework?

In March 2023 a new framework for the curriculum at primary level was launched. The framework is a document which sets out the purpose structure [...]

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Preparing Students for the Transition to Post Primary School: Information for Primary School Teachers

The aim of this blog post is to provide information to primary school teachers on the main things they need to know about post primary, [...]

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Seachtain na Gaeilge Ideas and Activities

Simple ideas for the whole school for celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge. [...]

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Changes to Teacher CPD Courses Terms

At the end of January 2022, the department changed the terms under which online teacher professional development courses operate without consultation. [...]

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Acronyms Commonly Used in Irish Education

Below is a list of acronyms that are regularly used in Irish education. The purpose of this post it simply to assist teachers who may [...]

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Tips for a Successful Teacher Side Hustle

Having started out as one of many sellers on a resource sharing website, I now run my own successful website, and below I will share [...]

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The Primary Mathematics Curriculum (PMC) Explained

A brief overview of the main things to know about the new maths curriculum for primary schools which will be rolled out in the coming [...]

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Trauma Responsive Schools – Some Resources

Some resources for helping you to learn more about trauma informed schools. I suggest books, podcasts, and social media pages that you can follow to [...]

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The Redeveloped Primary Curriculum Explained

A very brief overview of where things currently stand with the redevelopment of the Primary School Curriculum and the main changes that can be expected. [...]

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Do Teachers Still have to do Croke Park Hours?

In short, yes. As things currently stand, primary teachers still have to do 36 Croke Park hours per year, however 10 of them can now [...]

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Current Issues in Irish Primary Education, Plus Teaching Jargon and Acronyms Explained!

Some of the myriad of teaching jargon and current issues explained. To help with interviews or just teachers who want to be kept informed. [...]

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EAL Teacher Planning in Ireland

This blog post will outline what written planning and preparation is needed by language support/ English as an Additional Language teachers in Ireland, as well [...]

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Teacher Planning for Special Classes and Specials Schools in Ireland

An overview of the written preparation (planning) documentation needed in special class and special schools in Ireland [...]

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What are the Time Allocations for Subjects in Primary Schools in Ireland?

From January 2012 all primary schools were instructed to increase them time spend on literacy and numeracy each week. These are the updated time allocations: [...]

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Gaeilge Poems for Primary School – Rannta agus Dánta do Pháistí Bunscoile

Below is a list of excellent books, CDs, websites and other resources which have poems as Gaeilge for primary school children. [...]

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What can I do over the summer to prepare for my first teaching job?

Whether you are a new teacher getting ready to start your first-year teaching, or an experienced teacher who is changing class, there are many things [...]

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Ways to Promote Gaeilge Throughout the School Day

Below you will find a list of simple suggestions for how a school/ teacher can encourage students to use and enjoy the Irish language throughout [...]

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Téamaí Gaeilge/ Themes for Teaching Irish

With the publication of the Primary Language Curriculum in 2015 and its revised version in 2019, prescriptive themes are no longer listed. The following are [...]

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Gaeilge Songs for Primary School – Amhráin do Pháistí

Below is a list of books, CDs, websites and other resources which have songs in Irish for children at primary school level. The resources cover [...]

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Preparation for Teaching and Learning – Guidance for All Primary and Special Schools

What are the new guidelines on planning for primary school teachers? It’s a question that I am sometimes asked, but not as much as you [...]

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How to Set Up an ASD Class

I taught in an Autism class attached to a mainstream school for the 2021/2022 school year. Prior to this I had extensive experience working with [...]

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Social and Emotional Skills Programmes

I have taught for 10 years in a school which has a very high number of children with social and emotional skills difficulties. Explicit teaching [...]

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Term One in an Autism Class

In September 2021 I started in an autism class for the first time. While I have a lot of experience in working with autistic children [...]

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How do I write a teaching plan? For Irish Primary School Teachers

Primary school teachers in Ireland must prepare for their teaching with written plans. These plans can be handwritten or typed. Most teachers prefer typed plans [...]

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How to do Long Term Plans for Irish Primary School Class Teachers

The requirement for written notes for primary teachers has been in place for a long time. Rule 126 of the 1965 Rules for National Schools [...]

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The Best Resources for Teaching Gaeilge (That I Have Used!)

I coordinated Gaeilge as part of my Post of Responsibly for a number of years. Part of the role was to create a wish list [...]

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Summary of Updated Guidance on Supporting Children with SEN – January 2021

Late on Friday evening, with remote teaching due to start on Monday, the Department of Education sent updated Guidance on the provision of supports for [...]

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Tips on how to get an Assistant Principal Job in an Irish Primary School

Whether you have an Assistant Principal post interview coming up, or you are just thinking that you might take on an AP post at some [...]

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My Experience of a Covid-19 School Outbreak

What started as our school’s first positive first Covid-19 case quickly escalated to a situation where multiple staff and students contracted the virus, and over [...]

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How to Write a Support Plan: Classroom, School or School Support+

I am a SET teacher and SENCO in a large urban primary school which has extremely high levels of children with EAL and SEN. I [...]

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NCSE Assistive Technology Applications

First of all, you’ll need the assistive technology application form which is available from the NCSE website here (form 3). Secondly, I would advise you [...]

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Tips For Infant Teachers on Reopening Schools

All of the government’s guidelines and resources for opening schools can be found here. There is also a helpful video for children from Infants – [...]

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The 2019 Primary Language Curriculum: What You Should Know

This article will discuss the Primary Language Curriculum for Infants – 6th Class which was published in September 2019, and will provide some guidance in [...]

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Top Ten Tips for Teaching Handwriting

A child needs to have well developed listening and attention skills, as well as gross and fine motor skills before they can successfully learn to [...]

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Guidance on Reopening Primary Schools: What Primary Teachers Need to Know

A back to school campaign for the reopening of schools was launched by the Department of Education and Skills on 27/7/2020. A huge amount of [...]

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Top Ten Tips For Teaching: Dyslexia

View this post on Instagram These are my top tips for how we as educators can help children with dyslexia. One of the most striking [...]

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Interview Preparation

The following are 10 tips that should help you put your best foot forward and make sure you impress the interview board. [...]

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What We Do..

Assisting Irish Primary School Teachers with Recorded Preparation for Teaching & Learning

 Primary school long term plans for September and short term plans for the year are essential requirements. However, knowing how to do them can be confusing, and they can take a huge amount of time, especially for new teachers or experienced teachers starting in a new role or setting. 

Requirements for planning for primary school teachers have been in place since 1965. Rule 126 for National Schools states that Irish school teachers are required to prepare a detailed scheme of work in each subject, suited to the needs of their pupils. The National Induction Programme for Teachers (NIPT) has provided detailed guidance regarding layout and content for long term plans including templates, guidelines and examples. In addition to this, in 2015 when the Primary Language Curriculum was published, the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) produced its own sample template for long term planning. New guidelines on Preparation for Teaching and Learning were published by the DoES during 2021 (you can read a summary of these guidelines in our blog post here).

This large volume of information and guidance has left many teachers confused about exactly what they need and how to do it. In addition to this, researching, formatting, and typing recorded preparation documents can require hundreds of hours of work and can easily become overwhelming. TeachingPlans.ie has been set up to help solve these problems!

We provide Irish Primary teachers with high quality sample written planning, planning templates, sample timetables, and other teaching resources in fully editable digital format which can quickly and easily be tailored to their own students and circumstances.

For class teachers, our long and short term subject plans will save countless hours as the content is already pre-populated, so instead of typing everything from scratch, you can simple edit what is there to suit. The sample plans provide suggested content for teachers who are new to a class level or for those who would like some new ideas, but you can quickly and easily change this to suit your own circumstances as desired. 

Our planning templates for SET teachers will save you time as you won’t have to create your own templates from scratch and our sample completed plans will show you how to fill out the templates. 

To provide additional help and support, we share guidance, hints, tips, and useful resources in our Irish teaching blog and on our Facebook and Instagram pages. We also have a large and ever expanding library of completely free resources. 

In short, we have sample, editable long term written plans for all primary school class levels and resources for SET, EAL and autism class teachers, which have been created to save teachers time and stress. Sample fortnightly plans for all class levels are currently being created.

You can search for resources using the menu above or click directly on some of our most popular products below:

  1. Assistant Principal Post Sample Interview Questions
  2. Yearly Aistear Plan
  3. Primary Language Curriculum PLC Fortnightly Plan Template and Sample
  4. English as an Additional Language Individual Education Plan (EAL IEP)
  5. School Support Plan (SSP) Example
  6. Junior Infants Sample Long and Short Term Plans for the Entire Year
  7. Multi-Class Third and Fourth Class Long Term Plan Bundle
  8. Sample Autism Class Timetable
  9. My Thoughts About School Checklist in Editable Format
  10. Personal Pupil Plan (PPP) Template and Sample

 

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