updated Droichead Interim Measures for NQTs and PSTs engaging in the Droichead process during the 2019/2020 school year

The Teaching Council has informed NIPT that, following its meeting on 8th June 2020, Council has published updated Droichead Interim Measures for NQTs and PSTs engaging in the Droichead process during the 2019/2020 school year. These are available on the Council’s website here and are also attached for your convenience. 

Droichead Covid-19 Guidelines for NQTs 2019/2020 (Updated June 2020)

Droichead Covid-19 Guidelines for Professional Support Team members (PSTs) 2019/2020 (Updated June 2020)

The Council has decided that any NQT who has completed Strand A, the in-school elements of Droichead in the school year 2019/2020, within the minimum period of time, and who may have one or more elements of Strand B outstanding, may submit a completed Form D once the PST co-signs the form in the usual way. On receipt of a completed form, the NQTs registration will be updated and the condition removed.

For the avoidance of doubt, this means that any:

  • Time spent engaging in Droichead after 12th March can be included in the verification of the Droichead process.
  • Quality remote teaching and learning including online observations and professional conversations can also be included.

NQTs who have not completed strand A within the minimum period of time by the end of the school year can still bank their time and any activities completed, towards Droichead in the next school year (2020/2021) on an exceptional basis only, due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

 

To expedite processing the Teaching Council is accepting Form Ds by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note, electronic signatures are not accepted on forms

received by email. Form Ds which have been submitted by NQTs are queued for processing in rotation. 

 

As you are aware, NIPT has set up a dedicated email account (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) which PST members are welcome to use in case their query is not addressed in the attached documents. NQTs are advised to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if their queries are not addressed in their attached document, ensuring to include their registration number on all correspondence.

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Star Writers Competition - YOUR STAY-AT-HOME DIARY!

West Cork Education Centre have teamed up with The Southern Star newspaper in organising a monthly writing competition for all primary schools in West Cork.

Children from West Cork schools were asked to write a short ‘Stay-at-home’ diary entry (200 words approx) outlining what they’ve been doing all this time and what their thoughts and feelings are about these strange days.

The closing date was 5pm on Wednesday, May 27th.

We wish to thank all the pupils who submitted lovely diary entries for Star Writers competition this term for ‘My Stay-At-Home diary’. The Southern Star will publish a selection of these entries over the next few weeks. Keep up the writing and of course the reading!

Gura míle,

Dr. Dympna Daly

See below some very kind comments from parents:

Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to read our stories in detail.
It is very much appreciated.

Thank you Dympna for giving such lovely feedback to the kids and it was a very welcome change from the usual schoolwork. They really enjoyed it. It was boost for them to get commented individually – there were lots of smiles.

The West Cork education centre is a very valuable support to teachers and students during this time.

 

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Erasmus In School

Erasmus In School A place where students and recent graduates can find paid internships as English language teaching assistants at schools and summer camps in Spain and many other countries (France, Italy, India, Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, China, Thailand, etc). 

In order to apply, candidates should create a profile here: https://www.erasmusinschool.com/registration


All available offers can be found here (including online offers): https://www.erasmusinschool.com/findschools
  You can also refer the attached digital leaflet and this video in order to understand what we do better. 

In relation to this, I wanted to explore the option of posting such opportunities on your career portal for your students to pursue.

I wanted to understand if it will be possible to do this, and if yes, how do I proceed with doing so. If not, is there any other way I can reach out to your students to let them know about this opportunity? 

In case of any queries, please feel free to reply back to this email and I'll be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.  Yours sincerely,

Smridhi Kapur

Erasmus In School 

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