Wellbeing for Teachers and Learners' Group

As well as online resources, the Teaching Council is involved in organising the Wellbeing for Teachers and Learners' Group.

In late 2015, further to an invitation from the Irish Primary Principals’ Network, the Teaching Council, the Ombudsman for Children’s Office, the National Parents’ Council and the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals came together to see how we could work better together to ensure that our collective endeavours in the area of wellbeing have a positive impact on the whole school community; teachers, students, parents / guardians and the wider community.


November 2017

The inaugural WTL conference in November 2017 showcased how wellbeing was being addressed in schools around the country. A panel discussion between teachers, learners, and parent representatives chaired by the Ombudsman for Children, looked at how schools place wellbeing at the centre of their ethos. A recording of the conference can be viewed here.

February 2019

The second WTL conference was live streamed here and on Facebook on Saturday, 9th February from 11am to 3.30pm.

It was recorded in two parts:

  • Part 1
  • Opening by Angela Lynch of IPPN
  • Presentation by O'Connell Secondary School
  • Presentation by Our Lady of Good Counsel NS, Johnstown
  • Joint presentation from NEPS and Chief Inspector
  • Presentation by Knockbeg College
  • Presentation by Mary Mother of Hope, SNS

Part 2

  • Panel discussion
  • Group discussion
  • Plenary
  • Close

The following presentations took place on 9th February 2019: