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Recent News

 
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.
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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 this should be included as a link www.teachingcouncil.ie DR-1 Forms must be submitted by NQTs within 5 working days of commencement of the Droichead process.
 
All NQTs engaging in the Droichead ...

We are providing 5 Training Workshops for teachers on the TEST2r (Trinity Early Screening Test) for 5 - 6 year old children. The workshops will be facilitated by Dr Pauline Cogan,. To book and for more information, please select one of the workshop dates below:

  1. 16 September 2017 - Blackrock Education Centre

  2. 30 September 2017 - Cork Education Centre

  3. 7 October 2017 - Limerick Education Centre

  4. 14 October 2017 - Sligo Education Centre

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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
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...

 
It was a great honour for Blackrock Education Centre to host Minister of State for Higher Education, Ms Mary Mitchell O'Connor, TD, to officially launch TEST2r on Friday, 16th June, 2017.
SEE VIDEO IMAGES OF LAUNCH HERE
The creator of TEST2r, Dr Pauline Cogan, was given deserved accolades for her work and she spoke of the difference this will make to future generations of children in our schools.
TEST2r is a comprehensive assessment tool used to screen and assess the emergent literacy skills which a 5 – 6 year old child should have acquired.  It is an objective measure of a child’s performance based on all of the theories of why children fail to learn. TEST2r...