5.10: Policy on Professional Development

The board of Management of Sonna N.S. recognises its responsibility under the Education Act, 1998 Section 9 (j) towards the on-going professional development of its staff. This commitment is intended to provide

At the beginning of each school year, the principal will identify the key professional development areas, which will be of most benefit to the school as a whole. Through the course of the year, suitable courses in the area will be identified. Depending on the demand and budget available, the course fees and related expenses, travel etc. will be paid for by the Board of Management

The Board of Management will commit to a budget annually towards professional development. This budget will be allocated so as to provide the maximum number of courses to the greatest of number of teachers based on the following criteria

The course taken will enhance teaching and learning in the school