When your school affiliates to NPCpp you are also affiliated to PACCS. There is only one affiliation programme.
NPCpp will send out affiliation forms to all BOM. As an educational partner we would hope the BOM would support NPCpp.
NPCpp have gained clarification from the DES that when paid the board can write it off as a legitimate expense on school funds.
NPCpp is pleased to announce the implementation of the new Affiliation Programme of all Post Primary schools to the National Parents’ Council Post Primary.
After many years of research, exploratory meetings, consultations with our partners in education and a strategic review, the new programme was launched in October 2012. An affiliation form was posted to every school nationwide, which was addressed for the attention of the Chairperson of the Board of Management.
We are delighted to announce that we have had an overwhelming response to date. NPCpp represents all parents of post primary pupils on a national level and with the successful establishment of the Affiliation Programme, NPCpp will now have the resources to finally establish a permanent Secretariat.
This Secretariat will be accountable to the NPCpp Executive and Board of Directors. The Secretariat will promote the educational interests and values of NPCpp and will be involved in a collaborative process with the other partners in education as outlined in the Education Act 1998.
As the national profile of NPCpp increases more and more demands are being made on our Directors who are acting in a voluntary role. It is imperative that NPCpp has the means to put the Secretariat in place in order to fulfil our future role in supporting and promoting the well-being of parents, guardians and pupils on the many national boards and committees.
NPCpp will concentrate on a development programme that will include:
1) Having an effective, trained, parents’ association in every school
2) Assisting parents as the primary educator of the child
3) Playing an active role in influencing policy at a national level
4) Communicating with parents on any changes that happen in education
5) Developing the NPCpp as one of the most significant partners in education with approximately 500,000 parents and 360,000 pupils.
The permanent Secretariat will concentrate on developing policies and working with the Department of Education and Skills and other partners in areas such as:
1) The pupil teacher ratio l guidance provision in schools
2) Special needs
3) Child protection guidelines
4) School transport
5) School ethos
6) School books, ebooks etc.
7) Formal submissions to the department of education and skills and other agencies involved in education
8) Liaising with and supporting the five constituent bodies
9) Developing additional training programmes
This will now be the only affiliation fee payable