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?
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?
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