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