Information from the NPC
‘What is a NPC SEN Delegate?
The NPC SEN Delegate is a parent from the PA who will be the link to National Parents Council Primary. NPC will communicate all notices and information to the Delegate. It is similar in nature to the NPC Delegate role except it has particular focus in the SEN arena.
To understand the potential of the role it is important to know what the NPC is and the services it provides. See below. One can make this role as small or large as personal time allows. At a minimum to be informed and be aware of the appropriate training resources available for parents is a valuable asset. To have an interested parent take a lead on this is important. The normal process is that nominations are put forward for election and agreement at the PA’s AGM in September. We are looking to secure potential names of interested parties before our next meeting in June.
National Parents Council (NPC)
NPC exists to ensure that all parents are supported and empowered to become effective partners in their children’s education. It is a national representative organisation for parents of children in primary and early education. They provide services for parents including a confidential helpline, nationwide training and a regularly updated website to support parents to support their children’s education.
St Brigid’s is a member and when your child joins the school legal guardians automatically become a member and in turn are entitled to its’ services.
To support your child
Broad range of Training for parents nationwide
Dedicated information and support Helpline for parents
Meet, learn and share information with other Parents and PA
Join Regional Assemblies to represent your Parents Association and develop policies that will imporive educational outcomes for your child
To have your voice heard
NPC represents the parents’ voice on the Teaching Council, the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, the National Council for Special Education and to the Department of Education and Skills
NPC also works on behalf of parents with organisations such as the Irish Primary Principals Network, the Irish National Teachers organisation, the Schools Management Bodies, the Professional Development service for Teachers and more.
To be informed
NPC provides updates and alerts on NPC and educational issues