Primary NQT Droichead

Primary Droichead Info poster for Schools 63.4 KiB

Notice for Primary NQTs undertaking Droichead as a route to 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.
Further information, including the Droichead policy, is available on www.teachingcouncil.ie

 

 

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

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

 

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

● If an NQT is teaching in a school with 16 or more classroom teachers (Primary), or 400 or more students (Post-Primary) or in an SEN Setting, the only route of Induction is via the Droichead process.
● Schools outside of the above categories are also offering Droichead. NQTs are asked to check with their schools as only one process can be offered at school level (i.e. Droichead or PQE [PP] / Probation [P].
● Engagement in the NIPT Induction Workshop Programme is a requirement for NQTs who are completing Probation (Primary) or PQE (Post-Primary).
● Attendance at workshops is not a requirement for NQTs engaging in the Droichead process.
● NQTs participating in Droichead may count a workshop as an Additional Professional Learning Activity, to address a professional learning need identified by them, in consultation with their PST.

Droichead Cluster Info 748.9 KiB

2018/2019

Cluster 1 Meetingwhich is a compulsory for Primary NQTS who are undertaking Droichead as a route to induction, and have not already completed Cluster 1, will take place in West Cork Education Centre, The Square Dunmanway, on the following dates/times:

Dates – Cluster Meeting 1 – Wednesday 19th September 2018 – 4.30-6.30pm

Dates – Cluster Meeting 1 – Thursday 18th October 2018 – 4.30-6.30pm

Dates – Cluster Meeting 1 – Thursday 22nd November 2018 – 4.30-6.30pm

Dates – Cluster Meeting 1 – Wednesday 5th December 2018 – 4.30-6.30pm

 

To register for this Cluster, please contact the centre by phone on 023/8856756 or by email at info@westcorkeducationcentre.ie.

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Cluster 2 Meeting, for Primary NQTs undertaking Droichead as route to induction and have completed Cluster 1, will take place will take place in West Cork Education Centre, The Square Dunmanway, on the following dates/times:

Dates TBC

To register for this Cluster, please contact the centre by phone on 023/8856756 or by email at info@westcorkeducationcentre.ie.

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Cluster 3 Meeting, for Primary NQTs undertaking Droichead as route to induction and have completed at least Cluster 1 (and Cluster 2, depending on the duration of the NQTs’ Droichead process), will take place in will take place in West Cork Education Centre, The Square Dunmanway, on the following dates/times:

Dates TBC

To register for this Cluster, please contact the centre by phone on 023/8856756 or by email at info@westcorkeducationcentre.ie.

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2017/2018

Cluster 1 Meeting

For Primary NQTS who are undertaking Droichead as a route to induction will take place in will take place in West Cork Education Centre, The Square Dunmanway, on the following date:

Thursday 25th January 2018 4.30-6.30pm

Tuesday 10th April 2018  5.00-7.00pm CANCELLED

To register for this Cluster, please contact the centre by phone on 023/8856756 or by email at info@westcorkeducationcentre.ie.

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Cluster 2 Meeting

For Primary NQTS who are undertaking Droichead as a route to induction will take place in will take place in West Cork Education Centre, The Square Dunmanway, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on the following date:

Thursday 8th February 2018

Thursday 15th March 2018

To register for this Cluster, please contact the centre by phone on 023/8856756 or by email at info@westcorkeducationcentre.ie.

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Cluster 3 Meeting

For Primary NQTS who are undertaking Droichead as a route to induction will take place in will take place in West Cork Education Centre, The Square Dunmanway, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm on the following date:

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Thursday 31st May 2018 CANCELLED

To register for this Cluster, please contact the centre by phone on 023/8856756 or by email at info@westcorkeducationcentre.ie.

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The National Induction Programme for Teachers (NIPT) will host a Droichead Information Seminar in Cork on January 10th 2018. Please see times & venues below:

Date Venue Time
10th January 2018 West Cork Education Centre       11.30am – 1pm
10th January 2018 Cork Education Support Centre       4pm – 5.30pm

 

The session, 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 a half hour before the seminar.

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

If you would like to attend this seminar, please contact  West Cork Education Centre on 023/8856756 or by reply to this email, or Carol in Cork Education Support Centre by Monday 8th  January 2018.

If you have any other queries in regards to the Droichead process, please contact Áine Kilbride, NIPT Primary Administrative Assistant on 01 4528016 or ainekilbride@teacherinduction.ie

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