NIPT Droichead Primary
Notice for Primary NQTs undertaking Droichead as a route to Induction
From September 2017, Droichead is the sole route to Induction for NQTs in SEN settings and in large Primary schools of 24 (or more) classroom teachers.
NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process must attend one two-hour Cluster Meeting per Term for the duration of their Droichead process.
NQTs must register with Kilkenny Education Centre to attend a Cluster Meeting. Cluster meetings may only be attended by NQTs who have submitted a DR1 Form via the Teaching Council website www.teachingcouncil.ie. DR1 Forms must be submitted by NQTs within five working days of commencement of the Droichead process. The National Cluster Meeting Schedule will be sent to all NQTs who submit a DR1 Form.
All NQTs engaging in the Droichead process must attend Cluster Meeting 1 before attending Cluster 2 and 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 Kilkenny Education Centre to attend.
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
Further information, including the Droichead policy, is available on www.teachingcouncil.ie