Fine Gael Limerick Senator, Maria Byrne, has welcomed the announcement of a new Post Graduate Qualification in School Leadership to the University of Limerick. The programme is aimed at those aspiring to senior school leadership positions.
“Following the completion of a tender process, a contract has now been signed with a consortium of universities led by the University of Limerick and supported by UCD and NUIG. The establishment of the post graduate leadership programme and the coaching service are key actions under the Government’s Action Plan for Education, which aims to make the Irish education and training system the best in Europe within a decade.
“The programme will constitute a part-time blended learning professional diploma, delivered in six regions throughout the country with specific provision for teachers in Irish-medium schools.
“The quality of the learning environment is critical to how children develop their competences. With changing technology and changing expectations, school leaders are required to operate in a much more complex environment.
“We are lucky to have a well-trained and committed teaching profession and high and rising rates of school completion and participation in higher education. By continuing to invest in teacher training, and by providing the best possible professional development, Fine Gael is continuing to demonstrate its commitment to education.”