Junior Cycle Reform
- 02 March, 2016 - Circular 0024/2016 Arrangements for the Implementation of the Framework for Junior Cycle with particular reference to school years 2015/16 and 2016/2017
- 31 August, 2015 - Minister O'Sullivan announces the publication of Framework for Junior Cycle 2015.
- 14 July, 2015 - Minister Jan O'Sullivan, TD Minister for Education and Skills announces agreement concluded on all aspects of Junior Cycle Reform
- 22 May, 2015 - Minister O'Sullivan Welcomes Breakthrough in Junior Cycle Reform
- 22 May, 2015 - Report published Junior Cycle Reform - Joint Statement on Principles and Implementation
- 26 March 2015 - Conference Junior Cycle Advancing Implementation
- 02 March 2015 - Report published: Junior Cycle Reform - A Way Forward 2 - Travers Report
- 29 May 2014 - Report Published: National Working Group on Junior Cycle Reform
- 10 March 2014 - Circular 0020/2014 - Revised Arrangements for the Implementation of the Junior Cycle Student Award Academic year 2014/15
- 17 January 2014 - Junior Cycle Student Award: Presentation to Education Partners JCSA Working Group
- 17 January 2014 - Junior Cycle Student Award: JCSA Working Group Advancing Implementation Paper
- 17 January, 2014 - Statement from the Department of Education & Skills on the conclusion of the first meeting of the JCSA National Working Group - Press Release
- 27 May - 13 June 2013 - Information meetings for parents download Presentation for Parents
- March 2013 - Information on The Framework for Junior Cycle (Summarised version)
- 20 February to 22 March 2013 - Presentation on the reform of the Junior Cycle for Principals and Deputy Principals
- 26 October, 2012 - Copies of A Framework for Junior Cycle will issue shortly to all schools
- 04 October, 2012 - A Framework for Junior Cycle - Full Report
- 04 October, 2012 - Speech by Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D.
- 04 October, 2012 - Official Press Release
- 04 October, 2012 - Briefing Note
On 31 August, 2015, Minister O’Sullivan published the Framework for Junior Cycle (2015). This document outlines the key educational changes that the Department of Education and Skills (DES) is putting in place for young people in the first three years of their post-primary education. It builds on and advances the vision for junior cycle reform that was outlined in the Framework for Junior Cycle (2012).
The Framework for Junior Cycle (2015) incorporates a shared understanding of how teaching, learning and assessment practices should evolve to support the delivery of a quality, inclusive and relevant education that will meet the needs of junior cycle students, both now and in the future. This shared understanding is informed by engagement with stakeholders and by national and international research.