The ACCS Annual Education Conference took place on Wednesday 26th April 2023 in Glenamaddy Community School, Co. Galway. The Conference focused on the theme of creativity in our schools this year. This Conference provided an opportunity for us to gather, learn, and share with one another and to showcase the amazing creativity which is abundant in our schools. St Clares Comprehensive School students showcased creativity in our school with TY Robotics, JC Coding, Mini Company, Art, Metalwork, Woodwork and our recent school musical.
The conference was opened by Professor Tom Collins and ACCS President Mr James Duignan. Professor Collins is Chairperson of both the Governing Bodies of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) since 2013 and founding Chairperson of the Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) since 2015. He was appointed Chairperson of the Public Water Forum in 2015. Prior to this, Professor Collins has held numerous posts in education including former President of Maynooth University (2010-2011), Professor and Head of the Education Department (2006-2011), Dean of Teaching and Learning (2008-2011) at Maynooth University and Chair of NCCA, (2006-2012). Professor Collins has published and lectured widely in the area of Education and is a regular media columnist.