Under the remit of Department of Education and Skills
The Professional Development Support for Teachers (PDST) is the largest single cross-sectoral support service offering professional learning opportunities to teachers and school leaders in a range of pedagogical, curricular and educational areas. This website provides resources that support schools and teachers in implementing primary and post primary curricula.
The Junior Cycle For Teachers (JCT) is a dedicated continuing professional development (CPD) support service. Their aim is to support schools in their implementation of the new Framework for Junior Cycle (2015) through the provision of appropriate high quality CPD for school leaders and teachers, and the provision of effective teaching and learning resources.
The Special Education Support Service (SESS) is a cross sectorial support service offering professional learning opportunities to teachers in relation to special educational provision. This website provides resources, information and guidelines for teachers and identifies continuing professional development opportunities in the area of special education.
The Education Support Centres Ireland (ESCI) is the umbrella organisation of the 21 full-time and 9 part-time Education Centres in Ireland. Education Centres organize the local delivery of national programmes of teacher professional development on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills. Centres also organize a varied local programme of activities for teachers, school management and parents in response to demand. This website provides information about the Education Centre network and professional development courses available.
The National Behaviour Support Service (NBSS) provides support and expertise to partner post primary schools on issues related to behaviour. This website provides information on how the three- level behavioural support model operating in schools. It presents many of the interventions, projects and initiatives implemented by schools.