About The Primary Planning Tool
Principals and teachers devote huge amounts of time and effort creating Whole-School Plans, teacher plans and Cuntais Míosúla. Many schools design their own templates and now, with the introduction of the new curriculum, the process begins again.
Meanwhile Long and Short-term plans or Cuntais Mosúla accumulate, piling up in principals’ offices. Therefore it’s frustratingly difficult for individual teachers or principals to get value from the data and effort expended.
Our Primary Planning Tool addresses these problems surrounding the planning process. Firstly it makes planning easier and more intuitive for teachers. This curriculum planning tool provides seamless linkage with the Whole-School Plan, to Long and Short-term plans, to Cuntais Míosúil. The tool removes the need for the paper trail, allowing for secure cloud storage of all your plans.
We are a group of retired school principals. We continue to work with schools in applying ICT solutions. Improving teaching and learning, particularly in the co-ordination of resources and teacher collaboration. The tool has been developed in response to the issues prevalent in the area of curriculum planning. An area we have observed (and endured!) to our frustration in schools.
Tommy Maher, former principal, Scoil Naomh Fiachra, Kilkenny
The Primary Planning Tool is the brainchild of former teachers and principals. Therefore the design was created to enhance the planning process. Hence removing some of the difficulties currently faced in schools regarding curriculum planning. Whole school planning, Long and Short-term plan generation and Cuntas Miosuil reporting are time-consuming and inefficient. The Primary Planning Tool has been created to support this process allowing teachers focus on teaching.