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NQT Droichead

Notice for Primary and Post-Primary NQTs undertaking Droichead as a route to Induction:                                                                                                                                            

  • NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process must attend one 2-hour cluster meeting per term for the duration of their Droichead process.
  • NQTs must register with the Education Centre to attend a cluster meeting. Cluster meetings may only be attended by NQTs who have submitted a DR1 Form via the Teaching Council website (www.teachingcouncil.ie). DR1 Forms must be submitted by NQTs within 5 working days of commencement of the Droichead process. The National Cluster Meeting Schedule will be sent to all NQTs who submit a DR1 Form.
  • In the event of no registrations 48 hours prior to Cluster commencement, the Cluster will be cancelled.

  • All NQTs engaging in the Droichead process must attend Cluster Meeting 1 before attending Cluster 2 and 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 this, 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.
  • 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.

Primary: From September 2017, Droichead is the sole route to Induction for NQTs in SEN settings and in large primary schools of 24 (or more) classroom teachers.

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

Post-Primary:From September 2017, Droichead is the sole route to Induction for NQTs in SEN settings and in large post primary schools of 700 or more students. 

Please find below the timelines for the incremental growth of Droichead in post-primary schools.  Schools in any category may opt in to Droichead in any of these years, if they so wish, prior to the dates set out below:

Dates

Post-Primary Schools

2017/2018

Droichead the route of induction for NQTs in SEN settings or in large post-primary schools of 700 or more students

2018/2019

Droichead the route of induction for NQTs in SEN settings and in large post-primary schools with 400 or more students

2019/2020

Droichead the route of induction for NQTs in SEN settings and in post-primary schools with 200 or more students

2020/2021

Droichead the route of induction for all post-primary NQTs

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

Course Course date Location Individual Price Capacity Available place Register
Droichead Cluster 1 (Post-Primary) 28.9.17 28-09-2017 5:00 pm Laois Education Centre €0.00 25 17
Droichead Cluster 1 (Primary) 3.10.17 03-10-2017 5:00 pm Laois Education Centre €0.00 25 18

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