Prescribed Material Leaving Certificate English 2021

The circular for the prescribed material for examination in 2021 has just been published. Please take note! 0023-2019_Prescribed_Material_for_the_LC_English_Exam_in_2021.pdf

Junior Cycle English Symposium 2019

Junior Cycle for Teachers are hosting SOAR for teachers of English. SOAR (Sharing Opportunities, Approaches and Reflections in Junior Cycle English). The focus is on Sharing Opportunities, Approaches and Reflections …

Creating Confident Learners in the English Classroom

Approaches to CBAs Exploring how to equip students with practical strategies and skills to cope with the demands of Junior Cycle English while focusing on group work structures, classroom talk, …

Poetry Competition

How Powerful are your Poets? INOTE are launching their annual English Teacher’s Magazine. As part of this launch, we are inviting students to enter our poetry writing competition. There are …

INOTE Annual Conference 2019

INOTE’s annual conference takes place this year on October 12th. Further updates will be posted shortly. Mark the date! Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Key Dates for CBA 2019/2020

The window within which schools can complete Classroom-Based Assessments, SLAR meetings and Assessment Tasks (where relevant) is provided below. Classroom-Based Assessments must be completed within the time period allocated which …

School Library Survey

Please spread the word! Tell all your colleagues that UCD and the School Library Association are asking us to complete a survey in order to find out as much as …

Teacher Short Story Competition

INOTE are launching a new English Teaching Magazine, as part of that launch we are inviting English teachers to enter our short story competition. First prize is €500, with prizes …

Senior Cycle Review: Cycle 2 Overview

This bulletin contains an overview of the contributions during cycle 2 of the consultation and gives a broad sense of the issues discussed. Please follow the link to read the …

Kaleidoscope – Free E-Resource

An Irish College in Leuven, Belgium have just concluded a project where fifty of Ireland’s most celebrated fiction writers were asked to reflect, in an short essay, on the art …

Senior Cycle Review

Follow the link to read and inform yourselves of the findings of Session 1 of the Senior Cycle Review Seminars which were held in the Autumn.

Attendees at CPD in Donegal

A quick snapshot of attendees at the recent Selena Wilkes CPD Seminar in Donegal.


English teachers: please check your email for a survey on the future of the Leaving Certificate. Complete and have your say!

Junior Cycle Textlist

Pay close attention to the current text-list for present second year students. Circular Letter 0037/2018

Communities of Practice

If you would like to collaborate with your fellow English teachers in nearby schools to help share resources, ideas or just even get some reassurance that you’re on the right …

Examiners Required

Mock examiners required to mark Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate English exams at both higher and ordinary levels in February and early March. Please go to to apply.


Condolences On behalf of Inote and its members, we wish to pass on our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of the late Eileen Battersby. Her extensive knowledge …

Action Plan for Education 2019 -2020 Survey

Following the appointment Joe McHugh T.D. as Minister for Education and Skills, the Department of Education and Skills is developing a new Strategy Statement for the period 2019-2021. Let your …

Revised English CBA Dates

See Pages 17 and 18 for the revised window for completion of CBA 1 in Second Year and CBA 2 in third year.

Junior Cycle English CBA 2018

Stimuli Material for the Written CBA (Assessment Task) for third year students can be found at the following link:


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