Driochead Primary Cluster Meetings 2018-2019

Notice for Primary NQTs undertaking Droichead as a route of Induction:

From September 2017, Droichead is the sole route of Induction for NQTs in SEN settings.

From September 2018, Droichead is the sole route of Induction in large primary schools of 16 (or more) classroom teachers.

 

NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process must attend one 2-hour cluster meeting per term for the duration of their Droichead process.

 

 Cluster meetings may be attended only by NQTs who have applied for Droichead to The Teaching Council via ‘My Registration’ portal on its website (www.teachingcouncil.ie) and received a confirmation email.

The National Cluster Meeting Schedule will accompany the confirmation email and NQTs must register with the Education Centre to attend a cluster meeting.

All NQTs engaging in the Droichead process must attend Cluster Meeting 1 before attending Cluster 2 and/or 3.

 At cluster meetings, NQTs will present Form D to be stamped by the facilitator as proof of attendance. Form D is available at www.teachingcouncil.ie.  Please have this form with you on the night.

In addition to cluster meetings, NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process should also engage in one other professional learning activity. This may include attendance at an NIPT workshop which NQTs must register with the EC to attend.

The Teaching Council now allows that NQTs who have fulfilled the 20-hour Induction Workshop Programme requirement prior to applying for Droichead are required to attend Cluster Meeting 1, only.

Please find below the timelines for the incremental growth of Droichead in primary schools.  If they wish, schools in any category may opt in to Droichead, prior to the dates set out below.

 

Dates

Primary Schools

2017/2018

Droichead the route of induction for NQTs in SEN settings or in large primary schools where there is a principal and 24 or more mainstream (classroom) teachers

2018/2019

Droichead the route of induction for NQTs in SEN settings and in large primary schools with 16 or more classroom teachers

2019/2020

Droichead the route of induction for NQTs in SEN settings and in all primary schools with administrative principals

2020/2021

Droichead the route of induction for all primary NQTs

 

 

 Driochead Timetable 2018-2019 Driochead Cluster Timetable for 2018-2019

Further information, including the Droichead policy, is available on www.teachingcouncil.ie

Registration for the cluster meetings will be available under upcoming course on the website in mid August.

Driochead Post Primary Cluster Meetings 2018-2019

 Notice for Post-Primary NQTs undertaking Droichead as a route of Induction:

Droichead is the sole route of Induction for NQTs with a contract of 200 or more hours in large Post-Primary schools with 400 or more students or in SEN settings.

NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process must attend one 2-hour cluster meeting per term for the duration of their Droichead process.

Cluster Meetings may only be attended by NQTs who have applied for Droichead to the Teaching Council via the ‘My Registration’ portal on its website www.teachingcouncil.ie and received a confirmation email. The National Cluster Meeting Schedule will accompany the confirmation email and NQTs must register with the Education Centre to attend a cluster meeting.

All NQTs engaging in the Droichead process must attend Cluster Meeting 1 before attending Cluster Meeting 2 and/or 3.

At cluster meetings, NQTs will present Form D to be stamped by the facilitator as proof of attendance. Form D is available at www.teachingcouncil.ie. Please have this form with you on the night.

In addition to this, NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process should also engage in one other professional learning activity. This may include attendance at an NIPT workshop which NQTs must register with the EC to attend.

Please note that the Teaching Council now allows that NQTs who have fulfilled the 20-hour Induction Workshop Programme requirement prior to applying for Droichead are required to attend Cluster Meeting 1, only.

Please find below the timelines for the incremental growth of Droichead in Post-Primary schools.  Schools in any category may opt in to Droichead in any of these years, if they so wish, prior to the dates set out below:

Dates

Post-Primary Schools

2017/2018

Droichead the route of induction for NQTs in SEN settings or in large post-primary schools of 700 or more students

2018/2019

Droichead the route of induction for NQTs in SEN settings and in large post-primary schools with 400 or more students

2019/2020

Droichead the route of induction for NQTs in SEN settings and in post-primary schools with 200 or more students

2020/2021

Droichead the route of induction for all post-primary NQTs

 

Further information, including the Droichead policy is available on www.teachingcouncil.ie

 Drioichead Timetable of Cluster Meetings 2018- 2019 Driochead Cluster Timetable for 2018-2019
These can be booked on our website from mid August. 

NIPT On-Line Workshops 2018/2019

The following online workshops are being offered in 2018/19:

Primary : Planning and Preparation

Post -Primary : SSE and Planning and Supporting Students with SEN in Mainstream Classes.

Please note that the online Child Protection (Cross-Sectoral) workshop is no longer available.

● NQTs can access and complete the online workshops via the Induction Workshop Programme page on our website www.teacherinduction.ie or by using the following link: http://onlinelearning.teacherinduction.ie/

● If NQTs have any queries in relation to the online workshops please direct them to email their queries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

● Online workshops will close for the summer period from Friday June 29th and will reopen on Monday August 20th.

National Induction Programme for Teachers - NIPT

Workshop Programme

The NIPT, in collaboration with the Education Centre Network (ATECI), facilitates a Workshop Programme for newly qualified primary and post-primary teachers (NQTs). The Workshop Programme consists of a series of 13 primary and 12 post-primary workshops, facilitated by experienced teachers who have received training from NIPT.

The NQT application form is now availabe to download now NQT Application Form 2018- 2019

Once you register you will be allocated to a group for your workshops and sent a timetable.  

Important Information for NQTs regarding their registration requirements for the Teaching Council.

 

  • An NIPT Workshop is a requirement for NQTs in schools who are completing Probation (Primary or PQE (Post Primary).
  • Workshops are not a requirement for NQTs engaging in the Droichead process.
  • However, NQTs participating in Droichead can count this workshop as an Additional Professional Learning Activity, with the agreement of their Professional Support Team in school.
Schedule of workshops for 2018-2019 NQT Workshop Schedule 2018-2019

NQT Workshops 2018/2019

NIPT 2018/19 Workshop Programme: to register please download the registration form 2018 -2019  below and return to Navan Education Centre by post, fax 046 9067065 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Once you are registered you will be emailed your timetable for the coming year.

NQT REGISTRATION FORM

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