Schools Procurement Newsletters

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  JMB Newsletters

Combined Edition

  • School Buildings, Devolved Projects, Selection & Appointment of Consultants
  • JMB Training and Events
  • Assessment for Learning and Key Skills
  • Provision for Guidance and Counselling – Deciding on Priorities
  • Supporting the Digital Strategy for Schools through Procurement

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Combined Edition


  • Introducing the Schools Procurement Unit
  • JMB Training Days and Events
  • Curriculum and Assessment Developments at Senior Cycle
  • Visible Learning - Get Excited About Education
  • Electronic Submission of Financial Accounts
  • Online Claims System
  • Post of Responsibility Appointment Process
  • JMB School Building Projects Advisory Service
  • Guardianship
  • Data Protection - Retention of Files

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 Newsletter Aug 2014

Employment Law Edition


  • JMB HR/IR & Legal Services Profile
  • Employment Law Update
  • Haddington Road Agreement
  • The Protected Discolsures Act, 2014
  • Ruffley v BOM of St. Anne’s School
  • Note-taking and Data Protection
  • Accidents at School (Employees)
  • Difficult Conversation

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Newsletter March 2014 opt

Education Edition

  • Junior Cycle- Three Principles
  • School-Wide Numeracy
  • Senior Cycle DevelopmentsReview of Leaving Certificate Biology, Chemistry & Physics
  • Physical Education at Senior Cycle
  • The National Curriculum Advisory Group
  • ICT Advisory Group
  • Further Education Advisory Group
  • Special Educational Needs Advisory Group
  • School Placement for Student Teachers
  • Further Education-A New Landscape
  • Teachers Accessing Research-A New Portal
  • Sign4Life-Connecting People
  • Providing for Guidance and Counselling
  • iPads in the Classroom
  • New Perspectives & Possibilities in Teaching Irish
  • Developing a Junior Cycle Short Course
  • What is the Yellow Flag?

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Newsletter October 2013

School Financial Management Edition


  • Meet the Team
  • Financial Support Services Unit
  • A message from the Central Bank
  • Banking Challenges
  • TAS & Monthly Reporting
  • Revenue Compliance and Payroll
  • Reducing School Costs
  • School Funding
  • Financial Reporting Timeline
  • Upcoming training from the FSSU
  • School Budgeting
  • Financial Checklist for Schools
  • JMB Website

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Newsletter May 2013

School Management Edition


  • School Management Advisory Service
  • National Vetting Bureau Act
  • Post of Responsibility Appeals
  • Dealing with Family Disputes
  • Help at your fingertips
  • Section 29 Appeals
  • Post Primary Online Database
  • Carecall/Medmark
  • Board of Management Minutes
  • Leave Entitlements

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 Newsletter March 2013

School Management Edition

This edition concentrates on material from the education and research portfolio within Emmet House and we are presented with an excellent array of very stimulating articles.

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newsletter dec 2012

First Edition of JMB Newsletter


  • HR/IR Services provided by JMB
  • Employment Law Update
  • DES Circular 0034/2009
  • Contracts of Employment
  • National Employment Rights Authority
  • Budget 2013

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