I am a primary school teacher. What is the minimum duration of the Droichead process?

A primary teacher must complete a minimum block of 60 consecutive school days in an eligible setting from the date on which he/she was first appointed to a post recognised for Droichead purposes in a primary school.

It should be noted that this is an absolute minimum period of practice and the Council believes that, where your practice in a school exceeds those thresholds, it is advisable to defer the completion of the process until nearer the end of your time at the school.

I am a post-primary school teacher. What is the minimum duartion of the Droichead process?

A post-primary teacher must complete a minimum of 200 hours' teaching employment in an eligible setting from the date on which they were first appointed to a post recognised for Droichead purposes in a post-primary school.

It should be noted that this is an absolute minimum period of practice and the Council believes that, where your practice in a school exceeds those thresholds, it is advisable to defer the completion of the process until nearer the end of your time at the school.