Additional Droichead Cluster Meeting 2 (CM 2) events will be facilitated via Zoom for Primary NQTs from June 15th-17th inclusive and from June 1st-3rd inclusive for Post-Primary NQTs who did not attend in March and April.
Protocols apply and those NQTs wishing to attend are required to familiarise themselves with them prior to registering. Protocols plus the link to register for CM 2 can be accessed here. No further CM 2 events will be provided after the above dates.
Cluster Meeting 3 (CM 3) continues to be facilitated via Zoom from May 5th - 27th inclusive. Dates/times are released on a weekly basis. Protocols apply and those NQTs wishing to attend are required to familiarise themselves with them prior to registering.
Protocols as well as the link to register for CM 3 can be accessed here .
No further CM 3 events will be provided after these dates.
A suite of online workshops continues to be available to NQTs via the NIPT online learning platform here - 4 Primary workshops; 5 Post-Primary workshops and 3 Cross-Sectoral workshops.
Evidence Based Behavioural Support (NIPTWS09) for Post-Primary NQTs has been added to the suite and is 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.
PST Training will continue to be delivered online for Term 3. 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.
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.