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Inaugural meeting held of Senior Cycle Redevelopment Programme Delivery Board

The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has welcomed the first meeting held of the new Senior Cycle Redevelopment Programme Delivery Board which has responsibility for overseeing Senior Cycle redevelopment work.


The Board builds on the need for strong implementation structures to be put in place to support the ambitious programme for Senior Cycle redevelopment.


Speaking at the Association of Community & Comprehensive Schools annual conference in Killarney, Minister Foley said: “We in the Department of Education continue to work with all partners to deliver a reimagined Senior Cycle.


“I recently appointed the Senior Cycle Redevelopment Programme Delivery Board and the Board held its inaugural meeting earlier this month. I look forward to seeing the work of the group in bringing forward our plans for a reimagined Senior Cycle of education for post-primary students.


“I also announced the establishment of the Senior Cycle Redevelopment Partners’ Forum, a representative stakeholder engagement group which underpins the collaboration necessary to support implementation and, where appropriate, further developments under the programme. ACCS will have a seat on the Forum and I look forward, as always, to having the positive benefit of your input, your wisdom and your experience.”


Dr Harold Hislop, former Chief Inspector of the Department of Education, was appointed last month as the independent Chair of the Delivery Board.


In addition to the Chair, the membership of the Programme Delivery Board includes:


  • John Curtis, former General Secretary, Joint Managerial Body
  • Bernie Gray, Better Boards / Chair, Coillte / Member, Civil Service Accountability Board
  • Tanya Ward, Chief Executive, Children’s Rights Alliance
  • Professor Brendan Tagney, Trinity College Dublin