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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.

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