Message from the Director

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As we come to the end of the final week of the current academic year, I am writing to thank you for all of the great work you have been doing this year, especially over the last few months. It has been an extremely busy, often stressful, and very productive time for us all. We have had to be responsive and innovative, and at times it has not been at all easy for those involved in education.

I hope that the work we have done at Blackrock Education Centre, in providing webinars and courses online, has helped support you and your teachers and SNAs in their work. We did our best to respond to your needs and hope that we have been successful in this.

As we now look towards the new academic year, which is shrouded in uncertainty, it promises to be a summer of organisation and preparation for a new reality. We hope that our Summer Course and our Autumn Programmes will support you in this work and will be relevant to your personal and professional lives.

We have just published our Summer Course Programme of webinar style and online courses. Please see full details on our website

We are also currently organising our local courses beginning late August and early September. These will be published on our website in July.

Our predominant themes for our webinar style courses in the Autumn, based on your feedback from our provision to date, will be:

Remote Learning, ICT, Trauma Informed Schools, Nurturing Schools, Transitioning back to school, Wellbeing and Resilience, and Support Groups/Professional Learning Communities.

As the Support Services provide us with courses in their usual areas of expertise and the curriculum, we will also be hosting those.

We hope that these courses will support your needs.

If there are any other particular courses or themes that you would like us to consider and provide, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Please email myself: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or, Sandra: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your requests.

Finally, thank you for your engagement with Blackrock this year. We have really enjoyed working with you!

We hope that you will have a lovely summer and will find some time for a good rest and a break.


Kindest regards,

Susan and Sandra

Autumn 2020 CPD Programme

dl mountainsBlackrock Education Centre is closed for Summer Holidays

Our Autumn CPD Programme begins Monday 17th August

Don’t miss our comprehensive programme of personal and professional development webinars, including:

  • ICT and Remote/Distance Learning
  • Nurture Groups/Nurturing Schools/Transitioning back to School
  • Trauma Informed Schools
  • Wellbeing and Resilience
  • Self-Development
  • SEN

Bookings on

Have a lovely summer and a good break!

Summer Courses 2020

Summer Courses in Blackrock EC

04ac0d8e 5c59 4cdb bf50 0a655d4d1b69Our Summer Course programme for Primary School teachers with EPV day approval from DES is now open for booking!

All courses are online or webinar style courses.

For full details click here

Many thanks to Mayo Education Centre for providing our online courses.

Bookings for online courses provided by Mayo EC on 

Book for other courses on our own website here


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