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Kildare Library and Arts Service

There are many events happening in Kildare through its Libraries and Arts Service. A lot of these relate to school and education.

For example do any of these interest you?

  • How to get your class involved in Reading?
  • What would your school do "If I had an Artist for a Day..." ?
  • What funding is available for Arts and Education programmes? (If interested - you need to act quickly as the closing date for grant applications is strictly 12 noon on Wednesday 18th March 2015.)
  • Would your school consider a sound engineering programme with TY - look at the TY Sound Engineering @ Platform4 Audio and Digital Media Studio?
  • What professional development opportunities are there in dance for teachers?
  • What is a Writer in Residence and are you interested. This is in association with Poetry Ireland
  • Have you got money for capital programmes. The Per Cent for Art programme allows for the commissioning of artistic installations in schools. Would you like more information? 

For more information visit their pages on the www.kildare.ie website or for regular updates join their mailing list here.

 

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Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information (FOI)

The FOI Act provides that every person has the following new legal rights:

  • the right to access official records held by Government Departments or other public bodies listed in the Act;
  • the right to have personal information held on them corrected or updated where such information is incomplete, incorrect or misleading; and
  • the right to be given reasons for decisions taken by public bodies that affect them.

Therefore people can seek access to personal information held on them - no matter when the information was created - and to other records created after 21 April, 1998.

For further information visit the official Freedom of Information website at foi.gov.ie

What information is available?
Any official information held by public bodies can be sought under the Act. However, the Act provides that in some circumstances certain types of information are exempt from release. Examples include records relating to Government meetings, law enforcement and security, confidential and commercially sensitive information.

How to make a FOI request?
Requests should be submitted in writing along with an application fee, if applicable, (see below) to:
FOI Officer
Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare Town
Co Kildare
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

What fees apply to making a request?
There is no application fee if your request is for personal information only (unless there is a significant number of records involved). If your request is for a record containing non-personal information charges of €20 per hour are applied for search and retrieval of records. A charge of 4c per sheet applies to photocopying and €10 for a CD-ROM containing a copy of the documents.
There is a minimum threshold of €101 below which no search, retrieval and copying fees can be charged.  Once the charge reaches €101, full fees apply;
There is a cap on the amount of search, retrieval and copying fees that can be charged of €500;
There is a further upper limit on estimated search, retrieval and copying fees at €700 above which an FOI body can refuse to process a request, unless the requester is prepared to refine the request to bring the search, retrieval and copying fees below the limit;

How do I appeal a decision made?
If you are not satisfied with the response you have received or if you feel that a proposed charge for search/retrieval or copying of records is excessive you can appeal for an internal review of the decision. Someone more senior than the original decision-maker will undertake the internal review. The reviewer can change or agree with the original decision. There is a fee of €30 (€10 for medical card holders and their dependants) for applications for internal reviews of FOI requests.

If you are unhappy with the decision of the internal reviewer, you have the right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:
Office of the Information Commissioner
18 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
Phone: (01) 6395689 or 1890 223030
Fax (01) 6395674 e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There is an application fee of €50 (€15 for medical card holders and their dependants) for application for review to the Information Commissioner. There is no charge for an application for review to the Information Commissioner of a decision relating to the requester's personal information or a decision to charge fees.

 

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Centre Opening Hours

Tutor access available from 08:30 - 21:30

During term time admin support is available from 08:45 - 17:30

During school closures admin support is available from 09:30 -13:00 & 14:00 - 17:00

Please note:The Gates will close at 22:00 sharp Monday - Thursday when lectures/workshops/courses are running in the evening.

Gates close immediately after lectures conclude on all other days.

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Access to Information on the Environment

Access to Information on the Environment (AIE)

Under the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 (as amended), you have the right to obtain certain environmental information from the Kildare Education Centre. The AIE legislation sets out the procedures for public access to information relating to the environment held by public bodies and other groups that fall under this legislation. To make a request under AIE legislation, please email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in writing send it to: FOI Officer, Kildare Education Centre, Friary Road, Kildare Town, Co Kildare, Ireland.

In making your request, please:

  • Specify that you are making the request under AIE legislation and clearly state the environmental information that you are requesting
  • Try to provide as much detail as possible to enable us to process your request efficiently
  • Include your return address

You will receive a response within one month from the date on which the request is received by Kildare Education Centre.

Disclaimer/Note: Please be advised that AIE requests may be refused on certain mandatory grounds (personal information/third party information) or discretionary grounds (commercial confidentiality etc).

Charges: There is no initial fee for making and AIE request. The Regulations do, however, provide that a public body may charge a reasonable fee for search and retrieval and the copying of records when it makes available environmental information in accordance with the Regulations. This fee will be calculated upon receipt of a request and is dependent on the volume of work involved in compiling information where it has not been previously available in an accessible format. This fee has been set as €20.95 per hour. If requesters require hard copies there may be a fee of 4c per sheet depending on the volume of information contained in the request and this will be advised in the final decision letter. A fee of €10.16 may be applied for a CD-ROM containing copy documents.

Where the estimated cost of supplying information on the environment is likely to exceed 100 euro, a deposit of at least 20% of the total amount will be required. In such cases, the requester will be advised in writing of the position and will be provided with an opportunity to review or amend his/her request. The process will not commence until payment of deposit has been received by the Kildare Education Centre. It should also be noted that the date for the final decision on the AIE request (which is normally within one month of receipt by the Kildare Education Centre of the request) will be determined by reference to the date of receipt of the deposit payment.

Fees will be waived where the cost is estimated at less than €10.00 or where the cost of collecting and accounting for the fee would exceed the amount of the fee itself. Where requesters are in a position to view the required documents on site at Kildare Education Centre there will be no charge for accessing these records, however this is separate to the charge noted above.  

Appeals: If you would like to appeal a decision made by Kildare Education Centre’s FOI Unit, you can do so by sending a request in writing asking for an internal review of the decision. Please address your review request to: FOI Officer, Kildare Education Centre, Friary Road, Kildare Town, Co Kildare, Ireland.

If after the internal review, you are unsatisfied with the decision and would like to make a complaint or appeal the decision again, you can do so by contacting the Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Information (“CEI”) at:

Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Information,
18 Lower Leeson Street,
Dublin 2.
Tel: 01- 6395689.

The AIE Regulations provide that a fee of €150 must be charged for an appeal to the Commissioner for Environmental Information. However, provision is also made for a reduced appeal fee of €50 for medical card holders and their dependants.You must appeal or make a complaint to the CEI within one month of getting the reviewed decision from Kildare Education Centre.

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NIPT Workshops

National Induction Programme (NIPT) for Kildare Education Centre

Workshop Calendar 2016-2017 School Year (Please download the PDF file at end of page)

 

The following workshops are also available online at onlinelearning.teacherinduction.ie

  • Planning (P &PP) and
  • Child Protection (cross sectoral)

The workshop "Individual Educational Planning for Pupils with Special Educational Needs" - NIPTWS15 (Primary only) will be available in selected centres from 17th October to 28th October.

This list of Education Centres, along with full details of all workshops, will be published on the Kildare Education Centre website at the beginning of the term.

Attachments:
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  • Address:
    Friary Road, Kildare Town, Co Kildare,
  • Eircode:
    R51 KN66