Webinar: Underperformance of Secondary School Staff –The Elephant in the Room

Event Date: 13 November 2020

On Friday 13 November we hosted a webinar looking at Underperformance of Secondary School Staff. School leaders have long indicated that their most stressful responsibility is managing teachers, special needs assistants, and ancillary staff. Sometimes a school leader is subjected to bullying allegations when they are genuinely trying to deal with an under-performing staff member.

The Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN) and the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD) in association with Mason Hayes & Curran have conducted a survey of members in relation to the challenges of managing school staff. During this webinar, we shared the results with commentary from NAPD.

The Mason Hayes & Curran Education Team discussed the type of under-performance issues they deal with on a daily basis when advising schools. In particular, they discussed the options that are open to school leaders and will be alerted to the pitfalls that need to be avoided.

You can contact the speakers directly:
Paul Byrne, Deputy Director, NAPD -
Ian O'Herlihy, Partner & Head of Education, Mason Hayes & Curran LLP -
Paul Rochford, Partner, Mason Hayes & Curran LLP -
Catherine Kelly, Senior Associate, Mason Hayes & Curran LLP -
David Ruddy, BL, Mason Hayes & Curran LLP -

To view this webinar, please click the video below. If you have any queries, please email

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