Training & Events

Upcoming training and courses

Our Training and Events are open to our members only (unless otherwise indicated).  If you would like to avail of these services please click here.

MGLD Principals Meeting (NABMSE Members only)

Date: Friday, 1st March 2024

Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm

11am to 12pm: Meeting with the NCSE – Putting recent policy advice into context.
12pm to 1pm: Meeting with the DE and school patrons – Special School Expansion.

Venue: Kildare Education Support Centre, Eircode: R51 KN66

Refreshments: Tea/Coffee 10:30am, Light lunch 1pm. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

Capacity: 30 (1 representative per school)

Closing date for registration: Friday, 16th February.

Admissions Policies and Section 29 Appeal: Online Seminar for BOM and School Leaders (NABMSE Members only)

Date: Tuesday, 12th March 2024

Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Venue: Online via Zoom – link will be sent closer to the meeting.

Capacity: 100

Closing date for registration: Friday, 8th March. Register here

NABMSE’s annual conference was held on October 19th and 20th 2023, in the Hodson Bay Hotel Athlone. The theme of last year’s conference was ‘Learning without Limits’. Contributor presentation slides are available to our members on our resources page.

Conference Newsletter

Down Syndrome Ireland – Online Education Seminars

DSI have a dedicated section of online video resources for teachers and parents, this section of their site focuses on a number of key points regarding the various educational stages for children with Down syndrome.

The full list of upcoming DSI webinars (January – March 2024) and registration can be accessed at this link.

Kildare Education Support Centre CPD Primary Courses and CPD Post Primary Courses.

Supporting Autistic Learners in the Special School, 20th – 21st March 2024, Laois Education Centre, 14-040-F212

This 2 day workshop is for teachers of autistic students in the Special School setting. This seminar will be a mixture of presentations and workshops.

For more information please click here

The National School Attendance Campaign for 2023/2024 will be led by Tusla Education Support Services (TESS) in conjunction with the Department of Education. A copy of the schedule of information webinars is attached.

West Cork Education Support Centre (WCESC) is offering a wide range of online and in person seminars, which both teaching staff and SNAs will find very useful. Click here for further information.