This seminar will provide participants with an overview of the new Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection Model. It will address a range of relevant aspects of the model including aims, focus and features.


Facilitator: Brian Mac Giolla Phádraig

Brian is a divisional inspector with the Department of Education and Skills. He is based in Athlone and currently assigned to the Office of the Chief Inspector and to the Evaluation Support and Research Unit of the Inspectorate. In this role he provides support to the Chief Inspector and the Senior Management Group of the Inspectorate. He is working on a number of projects including developing the Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection (CPSI) model and realigning the evaluation of provision for learners with special educational needs in post-primary schools to take account of recent developments in special education. Before joining the inspectorate, he was a primary teacher and principal.

Facilitator: Eileen O’Sullivan
Eileen is a divisional primary inspector in the Department of Education and Skills. She recently concluded her assignment to Teacher Education Section where, for a number of years, she was closely involved in developing, managing and supporting teacher education programmes in line with national priorities and teachers’ needs. Among her current areas of responsibility are the management of a programme of inspection and involvement in the Active School Flag Initiative. Eileen commenced her teaching career in Dublin and, prior to joining the Inspectorate, she spent time in the support services.

Facilitator: Eamon Clavin
Eamon is a Divisional Inspector in the Department of Education of Skills. He is attached to the Inspectorate’s Teacher Education and Inclusion Evaluation and Policy Support Unit. Eamon also carries out evaluation and advisory work in schools around the West Dublin area and the midlands.

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