NQT Workshops for 2017/18 are Now Open for Booking

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 5th 2017.
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 2016/2017.
NQT’s working in a Droichead school wishing to participate in the Droichead Process must register to do so after 01st September through theTeaching Council and complete the DR1 form.
Important Information for NQTs regarding their registration requirements for the Teaching Council.
● An NIPT Workshop is a requirement for NQTs in schools who are completing Probation (Primary) or PQE (Post Primary).
● Workshops are not a requirement for NQTs engaging in the Droichead process.
● However, NQTs participating in Droichead can count this workshop as an Additional Professional Learning Activity, with the agreement of their Professional Support Team in school.
● If you are teaching in a school with 24 or more classroom teachers (Primary), or more than 700 pupils (Post-primary) or in a SEN Setting, your only route of Induction is via the Droichead process.
The Droichead Process can only commence when the NQT receives the confirmation e-mail from The teaching Council and advises the PST (Professional Support Team) associated with their school. 
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