Droichead Forms

Please click on the links below to access your required form:

Small Droichead logo     Apply to begin the Droichead process

For Primary teachers, Droichead is the only route of induction for NQTs in SET settings and in large primary schools with 16 or more teachers. For Post-Primary teachers, Droichead is the only route of induction for NQTs in SET settings and in large Post-Primary schools with 400 or more students.

Registration for Droichead in the 2018/2019 school year will open on Monday 3 September 2018

Click here to access My Registration Login where you can apply to commence the Droichead process. Any queries you may have relating to registering for Droichead may be directed to conditions@teachingcouncil.ie. Please provide your Teaching Council Registration Number, School Name/Roll Number and employment details on all correspondence. 

Click here if you wish to determine if your school is Droichead trained or if your school wishes to apply to become a Droichead school with the National Induction Programme for Teachers (NIPT).

Droichead SLB Form      Apply for the Shared Learning Bursary

A Shared Learning Bursary was established in 2016/2017 to encourage and support schools to come together as local Droichead Shared Learning Networks and to acknowledge the shared learning of schools that lead, collaborate and engage with others about their experiences of Droichead

The bursary makes €2,000 available to acknowledge the collaborative work of each Droichead Shared Learning Network subject to a maximum of €500 per school involved.

The Teaching Council does not  prescribe the activities in which a school must engage in order to be eligible. It does suggest that networks are likely to involve meetings between principals and staff of network schools, sharing resources and templates, observations by newly-qualified teachers of teachers in other network schools, etc.

Shared Learning Networks: 

  • Involve a minimum of two schools 
  • Can be sectoral or cross-sectoral, involving primary and post-primary schools 
  • Must have at least one Droichead school in the network. A Droichead school is one which 

(a) has completed Professional Support Team training, and 

(b) has had at least one newly-qualified teacher engaged in the Droichead process and can therefore share its experience of Droichead with other schools. 

A school can only apply for funding as part of one Shared Learning Network.

Relevant application forms are now available to download here.

Form D Primary     Concluding the Process - Form D (P)

When your Droichead process has concluded, please complete Form D (available here) and return it together with your confirmation email to The Teaching Council, Block A, First Floor, Maynooth Business Campus, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Click here to view how to complete Form D.

 

Form D PP   Concluding the Process - Form D (PP)

When your Droichead process has concluded, please complete Form D (available here) and return it together with your confirmation email to: The Teaching Council, Block A, First Floor, Maynooth Business Campus, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Click here to view how to complete Form D.

Droihcead External Panel     External PST Member Panel

A principal may wish to establish a Professional Support Team (PST) comprising internal school staff and one external PST member. Typically, such teachers are trained PST members from other Droichead schools.A panel of external trained PST members can be accessed by contacting the NIPT Regional Development Officer for your region.

Click here for Primary Schools.

Click here for Post-Primary Schools.