Teaching Council to proceed with implementation of Revised Droichead Policy

Following clarification from the Department of Education and Skills on the resourcing of Droichead, the induction framework for newly qualified teachers (NQTs), the Teaching Council has decided to proceed with implementation of its revised Droichead policy with immediate effect.


At its meeting on 8 May, the Council noted the resources to support the growth and implementation of Droichead which have been confirmed by the Department.

These include:

  • 4 days for Droichead training with substitute cover for each member of the school’s Professional Support Team
  • Up to 7 days’ (primary) or 37 hours’ (post-primary) release time for the Droichead process
  • Additional resources for the National Induction Programme for Teachers (NIPT) to enable it to provide initial and follow-up training to teachers, as well as on-going support for schools.


Further information regarding the new policy can be found here.