It is a Teaching Council registration requirement for all NQTs who have completed their initial teacher education since July 2012 to participate in the NIPT Workshop or Droichead Programme. NQTs have three years from their initial date of registration with the Teaching Council to complete the NIPT workshop programme.
Blackrock Education Centre’s NIPT NQT workshop series will commence September 6th 2016
Further information here
Droichead (bridge in Irish) is the enhanced model of induction for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs). This will be the recognised route of induction for all new teachers from September 2018, subject to the required resources and supporting actions being in place.
Droichead has been designed in collaboration with the profession to reflect the importance of induction for new teachers as they are formally welcomed into the most important profession in society. It is grounded in the belief that those best placed to conduct this formal welcome are experienced colleagues who have relevant and in-depth knowledge of teaching and learning in their respective schools.
There are currently more than 330 schools (primary and post-primary) registered for Droichead, with almost 400 newly qualified teachers participating in the process for 2015/2016.
NQT’s working in a Droichead school wishing to participate in the Droichead Process must register to do so after 01st September through www.lec.ie and complete the DR1 form.
The Droichead Process can only commence when the NQT receives the confirmation e-mail from LEC and advises the PST (Professional Support Team) associated with their school.