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Special Education Conference 2012

The Special Education Consultative Conference took place on 8th December 2012 in Croke Park. The theme was assaults on teachers and the conference was held in response to the following motion, which was passed at Congress 2012:

Congress:

a. notes with concern:

(i)        the increase in verbal and physical attacks on teachers in schools, including special schools and autistic units;

(ii)       the detrimental impact this has on both the physical and mental health of teachers;

(iii)      the lack of unified safety guidelines in the area of physical restraint;

b. calls on the CEC to:

(i)        hold a conference before the end of December 2012 to draw up a policy document and unified guidelines addressing the above issues. All teachers and principals in those relevant schools to be invited to partake in this conference;

(ii)       enter into negotiations with the DES to have these guidelines implemented.

Agenda and background paper (pdf, 250 kb)
Special Education Conference 2012
Presentation - Draft Guidelines on Assaults for Schools (ppt, 554 kb)
Special Education Conference 2012
Presentation - Results of Survey on Assaults (ppt, 810 kb)
Special Education Conference 2012 - Deirbhile Nic Craith, INTO Senior Official
Presentation - Violence Against Teachers: the NI Context (ppt, 401 kb)
Special Education Conference 2012 - Tony Carlin, INTO Senior Official
Presentation - Assaults on Teachers (pdf, 425 kb)
Special Education Conference 2012 - Michael Cullinane, NEPS Regional Director
Presentation - Education of Students with Challenging Behaviour (ppt, 365 kb)
Special Education Conference 2012 - NCSE
Presentation - Building on Ability (pdf, 3,462 kb)
Special Education Conference 2012 - Madeline Hickey, SESS Director