Level 2 Planning Toolkit

Level 2 Planning Toolkit Terms of Service - DRAFT:

Terms of Service for the NCCA Level 2 Planning Toolkit (Last updated – 23/05/2013)

  1. Acceptance of Terms

    It is important to read these Terms of Service carefully. Your use of the NCCA Level 2 Planning Toolkit constitutes acceptance of these terms. If you do not accept these terms, you must discontinue use of the Level 2 Planning Toolkit (referred to herein as "L2PT") and logout. If you use this service and do not comply with these terms, NCCA reserve the right to take action at any time, including the right to deny access to any individual who contravenes these Terms of Service.

    These terms may be amended from time to time without notice. You should check these terms regularly for any updates.

  2. Purpose of this Site

    The L2PT has been designed to assist post-primary and special schools in developing learning programmes to meet the specific needs of students within the range of general learning disabilities. The learning programmes are built around five Priority Learning Units (PLUs), which focus on learning which is basic in comprehension and is well supported.

    • Communicating and Literacy
    • Numeracy
    • Personal care
    • Living in a community
    • Preparing for working life

    The L2PT will enable teachers to both plan and coordinate their planning based around the specific learning of their students.

    Over the three years in junior cycle, students will assemble evidence of their learning in a portfolio. It is envisaged that students will have the opportunity to submit their portfolio for a Level 2 qualification within the context of the Junior Cycle Developments.

    The Learning Programmes and qualification are due to be introduced in schools in 2014. This Toolkit is being made available for use on a trial basis now.

    The NCCA advises the Minister for Education and Skills on curriculum and assessment from early childhood to the end of second level. For more information about NCCA, please see http://www.ncca.ie/en/About_Us/

  3. Use and Obligations

    Teachers using the L2PT will be able to register on the system, once a lead teacher has first registered on behalf of the school. All teachers, including the lead teacher, using the L2PT will be enabled to add, edit, access and search the programme plans for a list of their students.

    As this is a school-wide Level 2 Planning Tool for students of the Junior Cycle. The lead teacher will also be able to:

    • Enter/edit school details
    • Add/edit student details
    • Assign teachers to students

    The lead teacher will also be able to monitor and adjust the Level 2 Learning Programme of any and all students based on teacher, parent and student feedback. They will further be able to assign PLUs, Elements and Learning Outcomes to each student.

    The teachers of each student will have access to the part of the Learning Programme that is based around their subject areas for each student on the Programme. This can also be edited by them at any stage.

    The L2PT has, in addition, the ability to allow “sign-off” by the teacher in charge of the student based on work completed per Learning Outcome.

    The L2PT will also make available a download of a complete Student Plan as a Word Document and/or PDF, if required.

    We insist that, in using the service, you abide by the rules, policies and codes of conduct detailed herein.

  4. Content and Copyright

    The content on this site is a mix of public information, and content created and added by teachers registered for the service as well as some external links. It is protected by copyright under Irish and European law. Some material, based on teacher/s input, involved in using L2PT in creating a programme for their students, are available for download by the associated teacher/s only. The reproduction of material for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited. Material within linked sites outside of L2PT may also have copyright restrictions and this should be checked on those websites should you plan to use their content in any way.

    Regarding external links, L2PT has no control over, does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for broken external links, nor for the content, advertising or policies of those sites. L2PT shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource. Any views expressed in a student programme are those of their author and NCCA/L2PT will not be held responsible for their content.

  5. Privacy and Cookies

    NCCA is committed to protecting your privacy at all times. This notice describes our policies on privacy and the use of cookies.

    Use of Cookies

    A "cookie" is a file sent to your browser by the L2PT service that enables your computer to access information on the website in a faster and more efficient manner. L2PT uses a platform, which does not require the use of cookies.

    Personal Information

    In order to access and use the L2PT, a school must first decide who will be the Lead Teacher. They will be able to add and edit each student’s programme through the Planning Toolkit. The Lead Teacher account must be set up initially as this will enable other teachers in the school to register for the service as well. Some areas of L2PT, such as the help files, can be accessed without providing any personal information. The registration information provided is not visible to users from other schools other than to L2PT administrators for the purposes outlined below in section 10.

    What other information do we collect?

    L2PT collects data on visitors to this site. This is done through keeping records of the IP addresses which you use to access our site. The information is used by us on an aggregate basis only to assess levels of traffic to this site and the areas users are accessing. We do not collect and evaluate this information for others.

    Information is also collected regarding associating programmes to students. The student information is only accessible by the Lead Teacher in each school and the teachers who are working with that student as part of their programme.

    Information in any email we receive and send will not be disclosed to any third party other than in accordance with the information included in the Data Protection paragraph below.

    External Links

    L2PT has no control over the privacy policies of sites accessible through external links and would encourage you to exercise discretion if providing information to such sites.

    Data Protection

    L2PT treats all personal data collected as confidential and will use it solely for the purposes intended. The information will only be disclosed as permitted by law or for the purposes listed in the NCCA’s registration with the Data Protection Commissioner – reference number XXXXXXX.

  6. User Accounts and Security

    You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and access to your account and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. Usernames and passwords for access to L2PT are personal to you and must not be shared. You must not create and/or use a shared "school" account to access L2PT.
  7. Indemnity

    You agree to indemnify and hold NCCA and its agents, employees, partners and licensors harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable legal fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of content you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through this site, your use of this site, your connection to this site, your violation of the Terms of Service, or your violation of any rights of another user.
  8. Jurisdiction

    These Terms of Service are governed by the laws of Ireland, whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute in relation to these terms or any related non-contractual obligations.
  9. Contact

    By using this online service, you consent to receive emails and/or telephone calls from time to time related to L2PT or NCCA. Such emails and/or calls will be made to the email address and telephone number you provided during registration. You have the ability to opt out of use of L2PT at any time.

    You may wish to contact L2PT to opt out of its use.

    L2PT contact information:
    c/o NCCA
    35, Fitzwilliam Square
    Dublin 2
    Telephone: 01-7996416
    Fax: 01-6617180
    E: support@level2planning.ie