Driochead Primary Cluster Meetings 2019- 2020


Cluster meeting dates are avalialbe to register on our website under primary/NIPT.

Cluster Calendar 2019-2020


The NIPT motto is ‘To ask for support is a sign of strength.’

● Cluster meetings take place for NQTs engaging in the Droichead process and are facilitated by NIPT.

● NQTs must attend one cluster meeting (2-hour duration) per term for the duration of their Droichead process and one additional professional learning activity.

● NQTs must have applied for Droichead via the ‘My Registration’ portal on www.teachingcouncil.ie and received a confirmation email prior to attending cluster
meetings.

● NQTs must attend Cluster Meeting 1 before attending Cluster Meeting 2 and/or Cluster Meeting 3. Cluster Meeting 1 provides NQTs with information relating to all aspects of the Droichead process. Subsequent cluster meetings provide NQTs with opportunities to engage in further professional development and to share their learning from the process with one
another.

● The national schedule for cluster meetings is available on www.teacherinduction.ie. This outlines the timeframe during which cluster meetings take place over the course of the school year. Specific dates, venues and times of cluster meetings are advertised on our website. NQTs must register with this education centre to attend the relevant cluster meeting(s).

● All NQTs in attendance at cluster meetings must sign the register which is returned to the education centre administrator by the associate at the end of the cluster meeting.

● NQTs are reminded to bring Form D (available at www.teachingcouncil.ie) to each cluster meeting they attend as it will need to be stamped at the meeting to confirm their attendance. Maintaining this record is the responsibility of each NQT.

● Cluster meetings are sector specific. Primary and Post-Primary NQTs must attend the cluster meeting(s) that is/are relevant to their sector only. NQTs teaching in Special Schools must attend the cluster meeting relevant to their sector.

NQTs should also engage in one other additional professional learning activity as part of their Droichead process. The NIPT Induction Workshop Programme consists of a series of workshops specifically designed for NQTs with a practical classroom focus. NQTs undertaking the Droichead process can attend a workshop as their additional professional learning activity. These workshops are available in our education centre. NQTs must register with their local education centre to attend. The national workshop schedule is available on

www.teacherinduction.ie.

● Queries in relation to registration should be directed to The Teaching Council at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Droichead Post Primary Cluster Meetings 2019 -2020

Cluster dates/registration for 2019/2020 are available on our website/courses/post primary 

Cluster Calendar
Cluster Calendar 2019-2020

The NIPT motto is ‘To ask for support is a sign of strength.’

● Cluster meetings take place for NQTs engaging in the Droichead process and are facilitated by NIPT.

● NQTs must attend one cluster meeting (2-hour duration) per term for the duration of their Droichead process and one additional professional learning activity.

● NQTs must have applied for Droichead via the ‘My Registration’ portal on www.teachingcouncil.ie and received a confirmation email prior to attending cluster
meetings.

● NQTs must attend Cluster Meeting 1 before attending Cluster Meeting 2 and/or Cluster Meeting 3. Cluster Meeting 1 provides NQTs with information relating to all aspects of the Droichead process. Subsequent cluster meetings provide NQTs with opportunities to engage in further professional development and to share their learning from the process with one
another.

● The national schedule for cluster meetings is available on www.teacherinduction.ie. This outlines the timeframe during which cluster meetings take place over the course of the school year. Specific dates, venues and times of cluster meetings are advertised on our website. NQTs must register with this education centre to attend the relevant cluster meeting(s).

● All NQTs in attendance at cluster meetings must sign the register which is returned to the education centre administrator by the associate at the end of the cluster meeting.

● NQTs are reminded to bring Form D (available at www.teachingcouncil.ie) to each cluster meeting they attend as it will need to be stamped at the meeting to confirm their attendance. Maintaining this record is the responsibility of each NQT.

● Cluster meetings are sector specific. Primary and Post-Primary NQTs must attend the cluster meeting(s) that is/are relevant to their sector only. NQTs teaching in Special Schools must attend the cluster meeting relevant to their sector.

NQTs should also engage in one other additional professional learning activity as part of their Droichead process. The NIPT Induction Workshop Programme consists of a series of workshops specifically designed for NQTs with a practical classroom focus. NQTs undertaking the Droichead process can attend a workshop as their additional professional learning activity. These workshops are available in our education centre. NQTs must register with their local education centre to attend. The national workshop schedule is available on

www.teacherinduction.ie.

● Queries in relation to registration should be directed to The Teaching Council at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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 2019 -2020 ( Workshops will only take place if there are sufficient numbers registered)

Workshop Programme 2019 -2020Registration Avaialbe now under www/ecnavan.ie/ Couses/NIPT


To register for the NIPT workshops for 2019- 2020 you must register on our website under CPD courses/NIPT . This is the only way to book a place on each workshop this year. 

NIPT Workshops Calendar 2019 -2020


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.

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.

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