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An Chomhairle Náisiúnta Curaclaim agus Measúnachta
National Council for Curriculum and Assessment

The consultation will remain open until the end of October 2020.

  • Online Questionnaire and Written Submissions

    Read the Draft Primary Curriculum Framework for consultation here.

    If you are working or involved in education complete the online questionnaire.

    If you are a parent / guardian complete the online questionnaire.

    If you or your organisation would like to make a written submission, please use our Written Submission Template.

  • Focus Groups

    In light of the decisions made by the Government and the measures in place in response to the evolving situation with COVID-19, the NCCA has postponed the focus group meetings due to take place in March and April. Contact has been made with all those who have registered to attend these meetings. We will share updated information on focus group meetings here as this becomes available.

    A number of focus group meetings will take place for teachers and school leaders. These meetings will take place at the following venues and dates from 4.00-6.00pm.



    Peacockes Hotel, Connemara May 11th
    Cavan Crystal Hotel May 11th
    Sligo Education Centre May 13th
    An Chúirt, Gweedore May 21st
    Wexford Education Centre May 28th


    If you are interested in attending these meetings, please complete this short online formRegistration closes one week prior to each meeting. 

  • Consultation Materials for Schools

    Schools and preschools might be interested in reviewing and feeding back, in more detail, on one or more of the following aspects of the Draft Primary Curriculum Framework: 

    1. The principles of teaching and learning
    2. Key competencies
    3. Proposed new time allocations - weekly, monthly and flexible times
    4. Assessment
    5. A more integrated approach to teaching and learning in the junior classes through broad curriculum areas
    6. Transitions, continuity and progression between preschool, primary and post-primary schools.


    A short video presentation gives an overview of each of these aspects and a set of guiding questions invites you to consider the proposals in the context of your school/preschool.

    The above materials will be published in the coming weeks.


  • Consultation with Children

    An important part of the consultation will be engaging with children to gather their views, in appropriate ways, on their experiences of learning and teaching through which the curriculum is enacted.

  • Consultative Seminar

    A consultative seminar will take place in Croke Park on September 29th 2020. More details will follow.

  • Bilaterals

    During the consultation, a series of bilateral meetings are planned between the NCCA and education stakeholders to discuss and provide feedback on the key proposals for change in the Draft Primary Curriculum Framework.