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 New NIPT Online Workshops

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In light of the current situation regarding Covid-19 and the fact that Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre is currently unable to schedule the delivery of the Induction Workshop Programme (IWP), NIPT has informed us that the cross-sectoral workshop Child Protection & Safety (NIPT WS10) is now accessible via onlinelearning.teacherinduction.ie

From May 22nd, the cross-sectoral workshop Inclusion (NIPT WS13) will be accessible. 

The sector-specific Numeracy (NIPT WS11) workshop continues to be accessible for NQTs who have not yet engaged with or completed this workshop.

If you wish to access these online workshops, you should visit onlinelearning.teacherinduction.ie and register for NIPT Online Workshops.

As you are aware, the Induction Workshop Programme is a requirement for teachers with this condition outstanding on their Teaching Council Registration. To this end, teachers who complete an NIPT online workshop will have fulfilled two hours of the twenty hour requirement for professional learning aligned with the Probationary/PQE Model. A certificate of completion will be available to any teacher who completes these online workshops. 

Please note that if you have already completed the above workshops (face-to-face), you will not be credited for repeating the online version.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you well during these unprecedented times and if you have any further queries in relation to this workshop, please feel free to contact NIPT at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.._________

KInd Regards

NQT UPDATE INFORMATION

NQTs who have been engaged in Droichead in the 2019/2020 school year will fall into one of three groups. Please read carefully below the instructions which apply to you. Strand A (School based) relates to the in-school support including observations. Strand B (Professional Learning Activities) relates to Cluster Meetings and professional learning activities. If you require any further information, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and don't forget to include your registration number.

Group Criteria Instructions Group 1 You have completed the Droichead process (Strand A and Strand B) on or before 12 March 2020.  Please submit your fully completed Form D by post or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Forms will be accepted up to 31 December, 2020.  Your Form D will be queued for processing. Please expect some delays as forms will be processed in rotation.  Once your Form D has been processed, your registration details will be updated, and an email will be issued to you.  The Council reserves the right to verify any information provided by you in the Form. Group 2 You have engaged in the Droichead process for the required minimum time and have completed Strand A, but may not have completed all of Strand B on or before the end of the academic year 2019/2020.
 Please submit your completed Form D by post or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Forms will be accepted up to 31December, 2020. Forms should not be signed by PSTs until the process has completed.  Quality remote teaching and learning including online observations and professional discussion with your PST may be included.  Your Form D will be queued for review and processing. Please expect some delays as forms will be reviewed in rotation.  The Council may contact you in relation to your Droichead process.  Once clarifications have been provided, your Form D will be processed, your registration details will be updated, and an email will be issued to you.  It is expected that you will have the majority of Strand B completed e.g. Cluster Meetings and/or Professional Learning Activities. The Council’s expectation is that you will continue to participate in professional learning activities which may include Induction Workshops, webinars etc.  The Council reserves the right to verify any information provided by you in the Form. Group 3 You commenced the Droichead process but have not completed the required minimum time and elements of Strand A and you may not have completed all of Stand B on or before the end of the academic year 2019/2020.

 Please submit your Form D highlighting the time you have completed up to the end of the academic year 2019/2020. This will be banked for you and will allow you to re-apply to complete the balance of time in the future.  Form D should be signed by the PST to verify the completed elements.  When you secure eligible employment, you will be able to re-apply for Droichead to complete the balance of time and address any outstanding elements of the process.  The Council reserves the right to verify any information provided by you in the Form.  Please Note  1. You will be able to complete the balance of time/outstanding elements in a different setting/school from where you originally started the Droichead process.  2. The time gap between the end of the academic year 2019/2020 and the date you will start a new position will not be considered as a break in service.  3. If your condition is due to expire soon, you will need to apply for an extension request.  4. Further guidance will be issued to you on receipt of your 2019/20 Form D and in advance of the new school year. Updated Droichead Covid-19 Guidelines for NQTs 2019.2020_V.2_08.06.2020

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