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

 
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 and in large primary schools of 24 (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 only be attended by NQTs who have submitted a DR-1 Form on  http://www.teachingcouncil.ie/en/Teacher-Education/Droichead/Droichead-Information-Forms-Videos-and-Webinars/Droichead-Forms.  DR-1 Forms must be submitted by NQTs within 5 working days of commencement of the Droichead process.
 
All NQTs engaging in the Droichead process must attend Cluster Meeting 1 before attending Cluster 2 and 3.
 
NQTs must register with the Education Centre to attend a cluster meeting. The National Cluster Meeting Schedule will be sent to all NQTs who submit a DR-1 Form to  www.teachingcouncil.ie  when applying to undertake the Droichead process through the DR-1 application.
 
At cluster meetings, NQTs will present Form D to be stamped by the facilitator as proof of attendance. Form D is available at  http://www.teachingcouncil.ie/en/Publications/Registration/Documents/Form-D-Primary1.pdf.  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. 
 
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:

 

Post-Primary Schools
DATES

 

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

 

2020/2021Droichead the route of induction for all post-primary NQTs

 

 

Primary Schools
DATES

 

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
 
To Book   Droichead Cluster Meetings Primary and Post Primary http://booking.blackrockec.ie/event/search?keyword=Droichead&filter_button=Search&reset=