Craic & Codology

ASTI CONFERENCE REPORT

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IMPORTANT ISSUES DISCUSSED IN WEXFORD

Substance Abuse

Substance abuse – recognising it and addressing it:
Most delegates agreed substance abuse symptoms were easily recognisable, whether by red rings around the eyes, an inability to concentrate, nodding off mid-sentence etc. It was recommended that a two-week suspension should apply, with a substitute teacher brought in as cover.

Sports

Supervising sports:  
Given the benefits of sports activities, it was unanimously adopted that every teacher had an obligation to supervise at least three events a year from a list to contain Cheltenham, Wimbledon, the British Open, the Euros & World Cup and the Summer Olympics.

Joe McHugh 
Wellbeing:  
All agreed that the roast lamb to the slaughter with stuffed McHugh left an excellent aftertaste and… (That’s enough tough education – Ed.)