Cluster Meeting 2 (CM 2) will be available via Zoom during March 2021 and dates/times will be released on a weekly basis. Protocols apply and those NQTs wishing to attend are required to familiarise themselves with them in advance of registering to attend.
Protocols as well as the link to register for CM 2 can be accessed here
As advised by the Teaching Council and agreed by the Department of Education, in the context of Covid-19, Council recognises the variety of teaching and learning environments in which Droichead can operate and that elements of Droichead can take place on-site or online.
PST Training will continue to be delivered online for Term 2. NIPT RDOs are facilitating this professional development via the Zoom platform. Access to training will be subject to the application of necessary criteria to enable the Droichead process to happen for the maximum number of NQTs nationally.
A suite of online workshops continues to be available to NQTs via the NIPT online learning platformhere - 4 Primary workshops; 4 Post-Primary workshops and 3 Cross-Sectoral workshops.
IEP for Pupils with SEN (NIPTWS15) for Primary NQTs and Transition from Primary to Post-Primary (NIPTWS12) for Post-Primary NQTs have been added to the suite and are now available.
Induction workshops are open to all NQTs to support their professional learning. While they are not a requirement of the Droichead process, many NQTs use them as an Additional Professional Learning Activity.