NPF Registered Lobby Group

The National Principals’ Forum is a voluntary grassroots lobby group established in May 2018. We are comprised of practicing Primary School Principal Teachers, both Administrative and Teaching, across Ireland. We work in an entirely voluntary capacity with a shared vision – to affect positive and necessary changes to our education system in collaboration with education stakeholders. Changes that will safeguard our education system now and into the future. Changes that both best serve our pupils AND support and sustain school leaders in our increasingly arduous and multi-faceted roles. Changes which will stop the increasing trend of Principal burn out and resultant step down. Changes that will protect our profession, health and wellbeing. Changes that are LONG OVERDUE!

The National Principals’ Forum registered with in February 2019.

 Our returns are available to view on 

Our Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills in July 2018, outlined the issues maligning our role and education system and included practical and cost effective recommendations. This submission can be viewed in this report from The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills published 4th of Lujy 2019. Click on the link below to view…

Report on Committee’s examination of School Costs, School Facilities and Teaching Principals

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Meeting with the Joint Oireachtas Commitee – from 4.37

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Opening Statement to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills

Other examples of our lobbying efforts to date…


Last updated byAngela Dunne on 9 May 2020
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