Shay Bannon, originally from Dublin, is an Education Consultant. His practice, Shaka Educational Consultancy, specialises in:
- Expert witness
- Safety consultant
- Education strategy/innovation
- Staff in-service
- Facilitation, mentoring and working one to one with staff
- School safety audits
- Investigation reports for schools
Principal of CBS High School, Clonmel from 1991 - 2013, Shay was also the first President of the National Association of Principals and Deputies (NAPD), which set out to:
- provide… a united voice for the organisations of Principals and Deputy Principals on issues of common concern;
- ensure that Principals and Deputy Principals are treated as one of the “Education Partners” and are represented a of right on all relevant local and national bodies both statutory and non-statutory;
- ensure that Principals and Deputy-Principals are consulted on all relevant matters and in particular on new initiatives which impinge on their role;
- represent the views of Principals and Deputy Principals to all interested groups and relevant bodies;
- provide support/advice for Principals and Deputy Principals through a secretariat.
Shay has also been a PDST Misneach Facilitator and a lecturer on Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership (PGDEL) courses.