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Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) Schools’ Support Service Twitter Usage Policy
Who we are
Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) is a dedicated continuing professional development (CPD) support service of the Department of Education. Our aim is to support schools in their implementation of the new Junior Cycle Framework through the provision of appropriate high quality continuing professional development for school leaders and teachers, and the provision of effective teaching and learning resources.
The central Twitter account of Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) can be found at @JCforTeachers
JCT also has a further 19 Twitter accounts linked to subjects and other areas within the service. These are currently listed as: @jctEnglish @jct_Business @jctGaeilge @jctMFL @JctScience @JCTSteAm @JctVisualArt @JCTL1LPs_L2LPs @JCTClassics @JctGeography @JctHistory @jctHomeEc @JctLeadership @JctMaths @JctMusicEdu @jct_re @JCt4ed @JuniorCycleArts The various accounts are administered by full-time members of the JCT support service. If you follow us, you can expect tweets about: • Press Releases on the activities of JCT • Media appearances by JCT • Alerts about new content on the JCT website and our educational partners • News and updates for schools and teachers • Other practical information on services available from JCT • Links to relevant educational resources
Who we follow
If you follow us, we will not automatically follow you back. Our Twitter accounts aim to communicate relevant information and serve as a support to teachers and schools therefore as a general rule we don’t follow individual or school Twitter accounts. So, if you follow us, it is unlikely that we will follow you back.
JCT use twitter mainly as a ‘broadcast’ tool to share information with people who are interested in education. Generally, we do not provide replies or other feedback to our followers. From time to time JCT may share and/or retweet tweets from other organisations. The purpose of these tweets is to generate discussion and debate and, therefore, any comment or retweet of this nature should not be seen as a corporate endorsement of that outside organisation. Sending a message via twitter is not considered as contacting JCT for official purposes and we are not obliged to monitor or respond to requests for information received via twitter.
The best means of communicating a query to JCT is by contacting our email account at:firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not include personal/private information if you tweet us.
JCT reserves the right to block accounts in cases where appropriate netiquette is not forthcoming. This can include spurious unidentifiable accounts, or accounts operating as nom de plume.
- Visitors to our website
- Feedback information you provide to us through the website
Visitors to our website
When someone visits our website, we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting any part of our website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and we will explain what we intend to do with it.
Third Party Cookies
We use Google Analytics to supply site analytics for our website usage to improve the way we present our website. Google .
When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Facebook, or Twitter, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. Junior Cycle for Teachers Support Service (JCT) does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these and urge you to review these as they will govern the use of information you submit or which is collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit AllAboutCookies .
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics visit Here.
Junior Cycle for Teachers Support Service (JCT) website follows guidelines on accessibility set out by the W3C (the World Wide Web Consortium). The W3C WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) produces accessibility guidelines that are an internationally recognised benchmark of accessibility.
In designing this site, we have attempted to meet the WAI's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 requirements (success criteria) and techniques.
Resizing text in your browser
Please note that you can resize text using your browser:
- For Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, select Text size from the View menu
- or hold the Control key and use the scroll wheel on your mouse
- if you are using another browser, please refer to your browser Help to learn how to resize text.
These websites use W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) technologies, wherever possible. Pages validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional and CSS3, ensuring that they work with a wide variety of browsers.
The sites also make use of the following non-W3C technology:
- Portable Document Format (PDF): Certain documents on this site are available only in this format, You may need to download and install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software in order to access these documents. Some older PDFs created before Adobe Acrobat version 5 may not comply with accessibility guidelines.
If you feel that this website could be easier to use, or you have difficulty accessing any information or find that any part of the site is not accessible, please email Lisa Kelly and put ”Website accessibility“in the subject line.
Junior Cycle for Teachers Support Service (JCT) will continue to closely monitor developments and changes in WAI guidelines and general website best practice.
Junior Cycle for Teachers Support Service (JCT) is committed to making its website accessible to all people, regardless of ability.
This accessibility statement was last updated in January 2021.
Copyright and Disclaimerclose
Material on this website is protected by copyright. Reproduction of material from this website is authorised for personal use. Where this material is being issued by others, the source including the URL and copyright status must be acknowledged. The copyright in material reproduced from this website shall be maintained by JCT. The permission to reproduce copyright material does not extend to any material on this site which may be the property of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.
The information contained in this website is provided for general information purposes only, in the interests of public service. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained on the website, JCT and its staff give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties in this regard, and do not accept any liability arising from any errors or omissions. Errors or omissions brought to the notice of JCT will be corrected as soon as practicable. Any views, opinions and guidance set out in this website are provided for general information purposes only, and do not purport to be legal advice or a definitive interpretation of the law. Anyone contemplating legal action in respect of matters set out in this website should obtain advice from a suitably qualified professional adviser. Any views, opinions and guidance set out in this website should not be taken as the definitive view of JCT. Accordingly, JCT reserves the right to make decisions which are at variance with any views, opinions and guidance that may be set out in this website. Any links from this website to external websites, which are not maintained by JCT, are provided as a matter of convenience only, and should not be taken as an endorsement by JCT of the contents or practices of those external websites for which JCT assumes no responsibility.
Data Protection Link
Data protection is concerned with the protection of your fundamental right to privacy and your right to exercise control over how your personal information is used. The following website aims to help you in exercising these rights, by giving you the information you need. http://www.dataprivacy.ie/