Droichead Cluster Meetings

The NIPT motto is ‘To ask for support is a sign of strength.’
Information

● Cluster meetings take place for NQTs engaging in the Droichead process and are facilitated by NIPT.

● NQTs must attend one cluster meeting (2-hour duration) per term for the duration of their Droichead process and one additional professional learning activity.

● NQTs must have applied for Droichead via the ‘My Registration’ portal on www.teachingcouncil.ie and received a confirmation email prior to attending cluster
meetings.

● NQTs must attend Cluster Meeting 1 before attending Cluster Meeting 2 and/or Cluster Meeting 3. Cluster Meeting 1 provides NQTs with information relating to all aspects of the Droichead process. Subsequent cluster meetings provide NQTs with opportunities to engage in further professional development and to share their learning from the process with one
another.

● The national schedule for cluster meetings is available on www.teacherinduction.ie. This outlines the timeframe during which cluster meetings take place over the course of the school year. Specific dates, venues and times of cluster meetings are advertised on our website. NQTs must register with this education centre to attend the relevant cluster meeting(s).

● All NQTs in attendance at cluster meetings must sign the register which is returned to the education centre administrator by the associate at the end of the cluster meeting.

● NQTs are reminded to bring Form D (available at www.teachingcouncil.ie) to each cluster meeting they attend as it will need to be stamped at the meeting to confirm their attendance. Maintaining this record is the responsibility of each NQT.

● Cluster meetings are sector specific. Primary and Post-Primary NQTs must attend the cluster meeting(s) that is/are relevant to their sector only. NQTs teaching in Special Schools must attend the cluster meeting relevant to their sector.

NQTs should also engage in one other additional professional learning activity as part of their Droichead process. The NIPT Induction Workshop Programme consists of a series of workshops specifically designed for NQTs with a practical classroom focus. NQTs undertaking the Droichead process can attend a workshop as their additional professional learning activity. These workshops are available in our education centre. NQTs must register with their local education centre to attend. The national workshop schedule is available on

www.teacherinduction.ie.

Please see our website http://www.ecwexford.ie/2018-09-13-10-04-10/nqt-workshops

● Queries in relation to registration should be directed to The Teaching Council at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Droichead Cluster Meetings

Droichead Cluster Meetings

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Driochead Primary Cluster Meetings 2018-2019

Notice for Primary NQTs undertaking Droichead as a route of Induction:

From September 2017, Droichead is the sole route of Induction for NQTs in SEN settings.

From September 2018, Droichead is the sole route of Induction in large primary schools of 16 (or more) classroom teachers.

 

NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process must attend one 2-hour cluster meeting per term for the duration of their Droichead process.

 

 Cluster meetings may be attended only by NQTs who have applied for Droichead to The Teaching Council via ‘My Registration’ portal on its website (www.teachingcouncil.ie) and received a confirmation email.

The National Cluster Meeting Schedule will accompany the confirmation email and NQTs must register with the Education Centre to attend a cluster meeting.

All NQTs engaging in the Droichead process must attend Cluster Meeting 1 before attending Cluster 2 and/or 3.

 At cluster meetings, NQTs will present Form D to be stamped by the facilitator as proof of attendance. Form D is available at www.teachingcouncil.ie.  Please have this form with you on the night.

In addition to cluster meetings, 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 which NQTs must register with the EC to attend.

The Teaching Council now allows that NQTs who have fulfilled the 20-hour Induction Workshop Programme requirement prior to applying for Droichead are required to attend Cluster Meeting 1, only.

Please find below the timelines for the incremental growth of Droichead in primary schools.  If they wish, schools in any category may opt in to Droichead, prior to the dates set out below.

 

Dates

Primary Schools

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

 

 

 Driochead Timetable 2018-2019 Driochead Cluster Timetable for 2018-2019

Further information, including the Droichead policy, is available on www.teachingcouncil.ie

Registration for the cluster meetings will be available under upcoming course on the website in mid August.

Droichead Post Primary Cluster Meetings 2018-2019

 Notice for Post-Primary NQTs undertaking Droichead as a route of Induction:

Droichead is the sole route of Induction for NQTs with a contract of 200 or more hours in large Post-Primary schools with 400 or more students or in SEN settings.

NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process must attend one 2-hour cluster meeting per term for the duration of their Droichead process.

Cluster Meetings may only be attended by NQTs who have applied for Droichead to the Teaching Council via the ‘My Registration’ portal on its website www.teachingcouncil.ie and received a confirmation email. The National Cluster Meeting Schedule will accompany the confirmation email and NQTs must register with the Education Centre to attend a cluster meeting.

All NQTs engaging in the Droichead process must attend Cluster Meeting 1 before attending Cluster Meeting 2 and/or 3.

At cluster meetings, NQTs will present Form D to be stamped by the facilitator as proof of attendance. Form D is available at www.teachingcouncil.ie. 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 which NQTs must register with the EC to attend.

Please note that the Teaching Council now allows that NQTs who have fulfilled the 20-hour Induction Workshop Programme requirement prior to applying for Droichead are required to attend Cluster Meeting 1, only.

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:

Dates

Post-Primary Schools

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

2020/2021

Droichead the route of induction for all post-primary NQTs

 

Further information, including the Droichead policy is available on www.teachingcouncil.ie

 Drioichead Timetable of Cluster Meetings 2018- 2019 Driochead Cluster Timetable for 2018-2019
These can be booked on our website from mid August. 

County Wexford Education Centre

Location

Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

EIRCODE: Y21 T271

Transportation

Local Buses and ample carparking available

Contact

Tel: (053) 92 39100
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