NIPT / Droichead

NOTE FOR NQT TEACHERS – Nqts have two routes of Induction: through the NIPT workshop programme or by completing the Droichead Process.

NIPT Workshop Programme

The Information Booklet for NQTs 2019-2020 is available CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD.

The new NIPT workshop schedule for the academic year 2019-2020 for NQT it is now available for booking online (remember that you must be registered on our web site in order to book a place) at https://blackrockec.ie/cpd-courses/nipt-droichead.html PLEASE NOTE: Dates maybe changed depending on booking numbers a minimum of 8 attendees is required for a workshop to proceed.

DOWNLOAD the NIPT NQT schedule.

NOTE: As the NIPT workshops have a limited capacity multiple booking for the same Workshop reduce the number of spaces available for other NQTs so only one booking, the earliest date you chose, will be accept.

Droichead Process

From September 2019, Droichead is the sole route to Induction for NQTs in SEN settings and in large post primary schools of 200 or more students and in SEN settings and in all primary schools with administrative principals. NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process must attend one 2-hour cluster meeting per term for the duration of their Droichead process. All NQTs engaging in the Droichead process must attend Cluster Meeting 1 before attending Cluster 2 and 3. The duration of each Individuals Droichead process is determined by their Professional Support team in their school.   Cluster Meetings may only be attended by NQTs who have submitted a DR-1 Form https://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.  

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:

Primary https://www.teachingcouncil.ie/en/Publications/Registration/Documents/Form-D-Primary-2019-2020.pdf   

Post Primary https://www.teachingcouncil.ie/en/Publications/Registration/Documents/Form-D-Post-Primary-2019-2020.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 or any workshop with a 2 hours or longer duration available in the education centre. Your PST may advise you on workshops suitable to you. You may not attend your CPD meeting until after your Droichead process has commenced.

Top Five Reasons Why Form Ds are being returned to Newly Qualified Teachers https://www.teachingcouncil.ie/en/Publications/Teacher-Education/Top-5-Reasons-why-Form-Ds-being-returned.pdf   

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 please click https://blackrockec.ie/cpd-courses/nipt-droichead.html  NOTE: As the Clusters Meetings have a limited capacity multiple booking for the same Cluster reduce the number of spaces available for other NQTs so only one booking, the earliest date you chose, will be accept.

Subcategories

NOTE FOR NQT TEACHERS: Blackrock Education Centre will have access to each attendance before September 2018 only until 30th June 2019. If you need to know how many NIPT courses you have attended in our Centre please send your request by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before that date.
NOTE FOR NQT TEACHERS: Blackrock Education Centre will have access to each attendance before September 2018 only until 30th June 2019. If you need to know how many NIPT courses you have attended in our Centre please send your request by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before that date.
NOTE FOR NQT TEACHERS: Blackrock Education Centre will have access to each attendance before September 2018 only until 30th June 2019. If you need to know how many NIPT courses you have attended in our Centre please send your request by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before that date.
Course Title Course Date Location Cost Capacity Spaces Login / Book
NIPT NQT 2019-2020 Droichead Primary Cluster Meeting 1 10/12/19(8) 10-12-2019 7:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 11
NIPT NQT 2019-2020 Droichead Post Primary Cluster Meeting 1 10/12/19(6) 10-12-2019 7:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 21
NIPT NQT 2019-20 DIFFERENTIATION PRIMARY 7/01/20 (2) 07-01-2020 5:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 4
CANCELLED-NIPT NQT 2019/2020 STRETCHING ALL LEARNERS POST PRIMARY 07/01/20 (2) 07-01-2020 5:30 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 25
CANCELLED-NIPT NQT 2019-2020 Differentiation PRIMARY 8/01/20 (3) 08-01-2020 5:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 25
NIPT NQT 2019/2020 STRETCHING ALL LEARNERS POST PRIMARY 08/01/20(3) 08-01-2020 5:30 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 14
NIPT NQT 2019-2020 Droichead Primary Cluster Meeting 1 14/01/20(8) 14-01-2020 7:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 21
NIPT NQT 2019-2020 Droichead Post Primary Cluster Meeting 1 14/01/20(6) 14-01-2020 7:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 24
NIPT NQT 2019-2020 DIFFERENTIATION PRIMARY 15/01/20 (4) 15-01-2020 5:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 16
NIPT NQT 2019/2020 STRETCHING ALL LEARNERS POST PRIMARY 15/01/20 (4) 15-01-2020 5:30 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 23
NIPT NQT 2019/2020 LATE- Stretching All Learners POST PRIMARY 16/01/20(5) 16-01-2020 7:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 21
NIPT NQT 2019-2020 LATE Differentiation PRIMARY 16/01/20 (5) 16-01-2020 7:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 22
NIPT NQT 2019-2020 Droichead Primary Cluster Meeting 1 21/01/20(8) 21-01-2020 7:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 25
NIPT NQT 2019-2020 Droichead Post Primary Cluster Meeting 1 21/01/20(6) 21-01-2020 7:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 25
NIPT NQT 2019-20 Individual Education Planning for pupils with SEN-PRIMARY 22/01/2020 (3) 22-01-2020 5:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 26 15
NIPT NQT 2019-2020 PRIMARY LITERACY 28/01/2020 (2) 28-01-2020 5:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 3
NIPT NQT 2019-2020 POST PRIMARY Literacy 28/01/2020 (3) 28-01-2020 5:30 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 13
CANCELLED-NIPT NQT 2019-2020 - PRIMARY LITERACY 29/01/2020 (3) 29-01-2020 5:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 25
NIPT NQT 2019-2020 POST PRIMARY Literacy 29/01/2020 (4) 29-01-2020 5:30 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 20
NIPT NQT 2019-20 Child Protection Cross Sectoral 01/02/20 (5) 01-02-2020 10:00 am Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 26 18
NIPT NQT 2019-20 Inclusion Cross Sectoral 01/02/2020 (5) 01-02-2020 10:00 am Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 26 19
NIPT NQT 2019-20 Child Protection Cross Sectoral 01/02/20 (5) 01-02-2020 1:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 26 21
NIPT NQT 2019-20 INCLUSION - Cross Sectoral 01/02/2020 (5) 01-02-2020 1:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 26 19
NIPT NQT 2019-20 Droichead Primary Cluster Meeting 2 (1) 4/2/20 (2) 04-02-2020 7:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 0
NIPT NQT 2019-20 Droichead Post Primary Cluster Meeting 2 (1) 4/2/20 (2) 04-02-2020 7:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 19
CANCELLED-NIPT NQT 2019-2020 PRIMARY LITERACY 05/02/2020 (4) 05-02-2020 5:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 25
NIPT NQT 2019-2020 LATE PRIMARY Literacy 06/02/2020 (5) 06-02-2020 7:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 24
NIPT NQT 2019-2020 LATE POST PRIMARY Literacy 06/02/2020 (5) 06-02-2020 7:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 23
NIPT NQT 2019-20 Droichead Primary Cluster Meeting 2 11/02/20 (3) 11-02-2020 7:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 5
NIPT NQT 2019-20 Droichead Post Primary Cluster Meeting 2 11/02/20(3) 11-02-2020 7:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 25
NIPT NQT 2019-2020 PRIMARY Behaviour for Learning 25/02/2020 (2) 25-02-2020 5:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 13
NIPT NQT 2019-2020 EXPLORING LEARNING Post Primary 25/02/2020 (2) 25-02-2020 5:30 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 22
NIPT NQT 2019-2020 EXPLORING LEARNING Post Primary 26/02/2020 (3) 26-02-2020 5:30 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 20
NIPT NQT 2019-20 Droichead Primary Cluster Meeting 2 -3/03/20 (8) 03-03-2020 7:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 24
NIPT NQT 2019-20 Droichead Post Primary Cluster Meeting 2 -03/03/20 (5) 03-03-2020 7:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 25
NIPT NQT 2019-2020 LATE- PRIMARY Behaviour for Learning 05/03/2020 (5) 05-03-2020 7:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 23
NIPT NQT 2019-2020 LATE - EXPLORING LEARNING Post Primary 05/03/2020 (5) 05-03-2020 7:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 22
NIPT NQT 2019-20 Droichead Primary Cluster Meeting 1 (8)-10/03/20 (4) 10-03-2020 7:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 25
NIPT NQT 2019-20 Droichead Post Primary Cluster Meeting 1 -10/03/20 (5) 10-03-2020 7:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 25
NIPT NQT 2019-2020 NUMERACY Primary 18/03/2020 (2) 18-03-2020 5:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 16
CANCELLED-NIPT NQT 2019-2020 NUMERACY Post Primary 18/03/2020 (6) 18-03-2020 5:30 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 18
NIPT NQT 2019-2020 NUMERACY Primary 24/03/2020 (3) 24-03-2020 5:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 24
CANCELLED-NIPT NQT 2019-2020 NUMERACY Post Primary 24/03/2020 (7) 24-03-2020 5:30 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 25
NIPT NQT 2019-20 Droichead Primary Cluster Meeting 2 -24-03-20 (5) 24-03-2020 7:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 24
NIPT NQT 2019-20 Droichead Post Primary Cluster Meeting 2 -24-03-20 (5) 24-03-2020 7:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 25
NIPT NQT 2019-2020 NUMERACY Post Primary 25/03/2020 (8) 25-03-2020 5:30 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 20
NIPT NQT 2019-2020 LATE- NUMERACY Primary 26/03/2020 (5) 26-03-2020 7:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 24
NIPT NQT 2019-2020 LATE- NUMERACY Post Primary 26/03/2020 (9) 26-03-2020 7:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 23
NIPT NQT 2019-20 Droichead Primary Cluster Meeting 1 (8) 31/03/20 (4) 31-03-2020 7:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 25
NIPT NQT 2019-2020 GAEILGE Primary 21/04/2020 (2) 21-04-2020 5:00 pm Blackrock Education Centre €0.00 25 19

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