The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) has recently launched a consultation process on structure and time in the Primary Curriculum. The NCCA reports that the 1999 Primary curriculum has provided a strong foundation for teaching and learning since it was published.” However, they contend that since then, research, reviews and evaluations have highlighted many strengths of the curriculum as well as challenges. It was a curriculum of its time. They suggest that “these are changing and different times”.
The NCCA project team for this consutlation have published a series of documents to assist you in engaging with this consultation. See http://www.ncca.ie/en/Curriculum_and_Assessment/Early_Childhood_and_Primary_Education/Primary-Education/Primary_Developments/Structure-and-Time-Allocation
The Council for Catechetics, the Council for Education and the Catholic Primary Schools’ Management Association with the assistance of the Catholic Schools Partnerhsip will also provide some support to Catholic schools, parents, teachers and others to engage with this process. Further information to follow.