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Attention Primary NQTs Term 2, 2018 New Workshop Individual Education Planning for Pupils with Special Educational Needs (Primary)

Numbers permitting, a new workshop to support teacher planning in special educational settings will be run in your local education centre during Term 2, 2018. The workshop is a collaboration between the NIPT and the Special Educational Support Service (SESS). Find out more in the Q&A below.
 
Register with your local education centre.Yes. In keeping with your obligations under Strand B of the national Droichead policy, you may decide to attend the workshop as your additional professional learning activity. This workshop may be useful as a response to your professional learning needs, in consultation with your school’s Droichead Professional Support Team.
Why was the workshop developed?
The workshop is a collaboration between NIPT and SESS in response to NQT feedback about the need for planning guidance to support children’s learning in special education contexts.
Is this the first year of the workshop?
The workshop was first piloted for two years in a number of education centres. NQT feedback informed the current workshop.
Where will the workshop be provided?
During Term 2, 2018, the workshop will be provided in your local education centre – see date and time at the top of this flyer.  NIPT associates with professional experience in SEN settings will facilitate the workshop. Register for the workshop by contacting your local education centre.
●       Individual Education Planning (IEP) rationale
●       IEP content and process
●       IEP writing and reviewing
The workshop will include input on Individual Education Plans for pupils with special educational needs. It will highlight the on-line and face-to-face supports available from NIPT and SESS. A practical activity-based approach underpins the workshop.
How does this workshop fit with the ‘Planning and Preparation’ (Primary) workshop?
This workshop will complement the current workshop ‘Planning and Preparation’ (Primary) provided as part of the National Induction Workshop Programme for NQTs in schools not offering the Droichead process. The central focus of the ‘Planning and Preparation’ (Primary) workshop is support for the NQT in the mainstream class. The new workshop will extend and build on this existing workshop by providing support to NQTs with special educational planning.
May I attend the workshop if I’m not currently teaching children with special educational needs?
Yes.
For NQTs in schools not offering the Droichead process, will attendance at the workshop count towards the 20-hour induction workshop programme requirement attached to my Teaching Council registration?
Yes.

May I attend the workshop if I’m currently teaching in a school offering the Droichead process?
Date: Tuesday 23 January 2018
Time: 5pm - 7pm 
Venue: Navan Education Centre
To register on this go to Upcoming courses/IEP section on our website

  

Driochead Primary Cluster Meetings 2017-2018

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

From September 2017, Droichead is the sole route to Induction for NQTs in SEN settings and in large primary schools of 24 (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.

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Driochead Post Primary Cluster Meetings 2017-2018

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

From September 2017, Droichead is the sole route to Induction for NQTs in SEN settings and in large post primary schools of 700 or more students.

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 submitted a DR-1 Form on www.teachingcouncil.ie DR-1 Forms must be submitted by NQTs within 5 working days of commencement of the Droichead process.

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

NQTs must register with the Education Centre to attend a cluster meeting. The National Cluster Meeting Schedule will be sent to all NQTs who submit a DR-1 Form to www.teachingcouncil.ie  when applying to undertake the Droichead process through the DR-1 application.

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. 

 

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


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NIPT On-Line Workshops

Please note NQTs can access and complete online workshops via the Induction Programme page on www.teacherinduction.ie or using the following link: http://onlinelearning.teacherinduction.ie.  The workshops are:

  • Planning (P &PP),
  • Child Protection (Cross Sectoral) and
  • Supporting Students with SEN in mainstream classes (PP)

NIPT Primary Principal Information Session

Dear Principal,

The National Induction Programme for Teachers (NIPT) will host a Droichead Information Seminar in Navan Education Centre on September 6th 2017 from 1pm to 3pm.

The seminar, aimed at principals who would like to offer the Droichead process, will provide information on:

·         The Droichead Process

·         Choosing a Professional Support Team

·         Professional Support Team Training

·         Getting started...

Tea, coffee and sandwiches will be provided before the seminar from 12.30 – 1p.m.

As this is a short seminar, sub-cover will not be provided.

If you would like to attend this seminar, please register on our website www.ecnavan.ie under course by Friday, 1st September 2017

Contact the Centre

Navan Education Centre,
Athlumney,
Navan,
Co. Meath.
Eir Code: C15 RK03


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