Written by Harriet McCormack.

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:

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.