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**Attention Principals**Retirement information advice seminar for principals 13th April 2021. View details and booking here

Covid-19 and Re-Opening of Schools

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Return to School Guidance for practical subjects in PP schools. As Gaeilge

Return to School Guidance for teaching, learning & assessment PP schools. As Gaeilge

DES letter to principals - re-opening of schools March 2021 

Framework Plan for phased return of post-primary school education

Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) guidance on the re-opening of schools

Summary of additions to COVID-19 Response Plans required by ‘Work Safely Protocol’

Materials available for schools to support communication with parents and students and re-inforce public health messaging. These include video messages from public health doctors on the safety of schools, posters/digital graphics and digital animations and videos.

Covid-19 and Schools - The Public Health Approach. A webinar for Principals

School Leadership in distruptive times


♦ Impact of GDPR on your school

To be held on 23rd March, a strategic session for Principals - ensure you are aware of risks associatied with your obligation to comply with GDPR requirements book here 

March 23 Impact of GDPR for your School


♦Leadership Preparation In Ireland, Insights Into A Changing Landscape.

Webinar and post webinar conversation with the CSL, PDST Leadership Team and Principal Valerie Maher.


♦Irish Primary School Leadership During COVID-19 Principal's Report 2020



Upskilling Physics, Maths and Spanish Teachers

 The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD have announced the launch of a new initiative that will see three new education programmes to upskill registered post-primary teachers to teach mathematics, physics and Spanish.

Included below are links to the joint press release of the Ministers and that of the HEA:

Three level 8 programmes have been selected for funding, as follows:

  • Professional Diploma for Teaching Physics: DCU (lead institution), UL and NUIG
  • Higher Diploma in Spanish for Teaching (Post-Primary): UCC
  • Professional Diploma in Mathematics for Teaching: UL (lead institution), NUIG, DCU, TUD, CIT, LYIT and WIT


Child Protection

PDST resource booklet on Child Protection 

Tusla ‘Introduction  to Children First’ programme. Recognising concerns about possible abuse of children and reporting such concerns if they arise. Includes the role of designated liaison persons. 


Centre For School Leadership

 Supporing school leaders and providing access to continuous professional developement

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Access the CSL shared calendars to view leadership provision currently running for Principals, DP's or Middle Leaders.



Useful Resources

Free weekly planners courtesy of EdTech

Taking care of mental health and cultivating a pro-social mental health environment in your school with Motus Learning

Seminars & CPD

  • Principal Support


    7th January 2021

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    For a full listing of all our seminars and courses see https://ecnavan.ie/view-all-courses.html

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    Principal Support Forum

    Navan Education & Support Centre arranges an online space for principals to come together.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details of the next support forum.




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