Planning: Advice on preparation of weekly notes,
monthly progress records and termly/ yearly schemes. Advice
on the teaching of all subjects on the primary school curriculum,
aims, methodologies, strands etc.
1 - Advice on how to deal with colleagues, parents,
2 - Advice on how to deal with a range of difficult
situations that can arise within a classroom.
3 - Classroom management, discipline and organization.
4 - Advice on how to deal with special needs
5 - Advice on how to work with a special needs
assistant or some other professional in your classroom.
6 - Advice on how to deal with multi- disciplinary
team including psychologists, inspectors, speech therapists
7 - Whole School Evaluation (WSE) and spot checks
8 - Drawing up of a school plan for a primary
school to include all curricular areas and policy areas.
1998 Education Act
2002 Education Welfare Act
2004 Epsen Act
10 - Help teacher create a template for producing
individual education plans
11 - Coping with Special needs children in a
mainstream school: precision teaching, discrete trial teaching,
differentiation, individual teaching.
Children First Guidelines
Stay Safe and Walk Tall programs
Advice on all aspects of a
child's Primary School Education.
Starting primary school.
How to deal with difficult situations that
may arise in school from time to time, e.g: bullying, discipline.
Educational Disadvantage and entitlements of
parents under the scheme, e.g: book grants, back to school
School Completion Programme.
Homework clubs, golf, horse-riding, swimming all provided
for under the scheme. Summer camps free available through
Advice and testing in all subject areas. Identifying
weakness especially in numeracy and literacy.
Grinds in all subject areas where children are
Advice in dealing with Board of Management, principal
and teachers when there are difficulties.
Advice on all areas of Special needs including
Autism, Aspergers Syndrome, Downs Syndrome, Hyperactivity,
Emotional and Behavioral Disturbance. Links with child's school
to tackle areas of difficulty.
Transition to secondary school: choice of school
and choice of subject areas to best meet the needs of the
Leisure time activities for children.
How to deal with parents own stress.
Preparation of trained teachers for interview
for teaching positions.
Preparation of teachers for interview for the
post of principal teacher.
Preparation of teachers for interview for post
of responsibility within a school. Interview techniques, questions
Preparation of students for interview for post
graduate course in teaching with a big emphasis on Irish.
Preparation of principal teacher for the task
of interviewing personnel within a school; teachers, special
needs assistants, secretaries, caretakers etc.
Preparation of Special Needs Assistants (SNAs)
for interview for a post within a primary school.
I.e: Children with Specific
Learning difficulties as a result of autism, Downs Syndrome,
Behavioral Disturbance, Emotional Disturbance or other complex
Advice for parents and teachers with children
affected by profound learning difficulties, moderate learning
difficulties or mild learning difficulties.
Advice on school placement.
How the special educational curriculum guidelines
and the mainstream guidelines can be put together to achieve
deserved outcomes and produce a broad and balanced curriculum
to meet the Special Educational Needs of the Child.
Advice on Individual Educational Plans
(IEPs) for special needs children. IEP should include academic
objectives, self-care objectives, social objectives, communication
objectives, speech therapy objectives, occupational therapy
objectives, behavioral objectives and child protection objectives.
Advice on above for parents, teachers, and other interested
partners in the educational system.
ABA- Applied Behavioral Analysis
Discipline for Learning
Shaping complex behavior etc.
Low Incidence Hours
Special needs assistant support
Parent, teacher and child entitlements with regard to the
above under 1998 Education Act and 2004 Epsen Act.
When one is dealing as a teacher, as a parent
or as student with a range of different personalities daily
conflicts arise. As an educational provider with over 33 years
experience I give advice on how to handle conflict. I am a
trained professional mediator with a mediation qualification.
Different approaches to conflict and how
to resolve it:
The idea is to train people how best to handle conflict for
the good of the whole school community.
Preparation For Primary Schools:
John now provides interview preparation for primary
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