Post-primary cluster meetings for NQTs undertaking droichead as a route of induction

Droichead is the sole route of Induction for NQTs with a contract of 200 or more hours in large Post-Primary schools with 400 or more students or in SEN settings.

NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process must attend one 2-hour cluster meeting per term for the duration of their Droichead process.

Cluster 1 Meetings will take place in Galway Education Centre on the following dates:
27 September, 6-8 pm
15 October, 6-8 pm
19 November, 6-8 pm
10 December, 6-8 pm

You are required to attend only one instance of this meeting.

Cluster Meetings may only be attended by NQTs who have applied for Droichead to the Teaching Council via the ‘My Registration’ portal on its website and received a confirmation email. The National Cluster Meeting Schedule will accompany the confirmation email and NQTs must register with the Education Centre to attend a cluster meeting.

All NQTs engaging in the Droichead process must attend Cluster Meeting 1 before attending Cluster Meeting 2 and/or 3.

At cluster meetings, NQTs will present Form D to be stamped by the facilitator as proof of attendance. Form D is available at 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 EC to attend.

Please note that the Teaching Council now allows that NQTs who have fulfilled the 20-hour Induction Workshop Programme requirement prior to applying for Droichead are required to attend Cluster Meeting 1, only.


Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 10-12-2018 6:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 10-12-2018 8:00 pm
Capacity 25
Available place 18
Course Fee Free
Number Hours 2
Speaker NIPT Facilitator
Location Galway Education Centre

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