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PRIMARY NQT DROICHEAD

To book a place for cluster meetings please contact WCEC on 023 8856756/7 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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.

Cluster Meeting Information

Cluster 1 Meeting, which is a compulsory for  Primary NQTS who are undertaking Droichead as a route to induction, and have not already completed Cluster 1.
Cluster 2 Meeting is for Primary NQTs undertaking Droichead as route to induction and have completed Cluster 1.
Cluster 3 Meeting is 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),

TO BOOK A PLACE FOR A CLUSTER MEETING  PLEASE CONTACT WCEC ON 023 8856756/7 OR BY EMAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Course Date Location Individual Price Capacity Available place Register
DRP14 Primary Cluster Meeting 1 23-10-2019 4:30 pm West Cork Education Centre €0.00
DRP15 Primary Cluster Meeting 1 13-11-2019 4:30 pm West Cork Education Centre €0.00
DRP16 Primary Cluster Meeting 1 03-12-2019 5:00 pm West Cork Education Centre €0.00

Address

West Cork Education Centre,
The Square,
Dunmanway
Co. Cork

Eircode: P47 FH27


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