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

Consultation on the Draft Primary Curriculum Framework

The NCCA is consulting on the Draft Primary Curriculum Framework.

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.

Find out more about the redevelopment of the primary curriculum here.

Six key messages 2.PNG Introduction to the Draft Primary Curriculum Framework
Video 2.PNG The journey towards the Draft Primary Curriculum Framework

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 form. Registration closes one week prior to each meeting. 

Consultation with Schools

During the consultation, the Schools Forum will consider the key proposals in the Draft Primary Curriculum Framework and provide detailed feedback on them. This opportunity is also open to all schools and support materials have been developed to encourage teachers and school leaders to get involved.

Find out more here. (In the tab ‘Consultation' you will find ‘Consultation materials for schools.’)

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.


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.