Notice for Post Primary NQTs undergoing the Droichead Process of Induction
From September 2017, Droichead is the sole route to Induction for NQTs in SEN settings and in large Post Primary schools of 700 or more students.
NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process must attend one two-hour Cluster Meeting per term for the duration of their Droichead process.
Cluster Meetings may only be attended by NQTs who have submitted a DR-1 Form on www.teachingcouncil.ie DR-1 Forms must be submitted by NQTs within five working days of commencement of the Droichead process.
All NQTs engaging in the Droichead process must attend Cluster Meeting 1 before attending Cluster 2 and 3.
NQTs must register with Kilkenny Education Centre to attend a Cluster Meeting. The National Cluster Meeting Schedule will be sent to all NQTs who submit a DR-1 Form to www.teachingcouncil.ie when applying to undertake the Droichead process through the DR-1 application.
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.
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