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Primary cluster meeting 1 for NQTs undertaking droichead as a route of induction

From September 2017, Droichead is the sole route of Induction for NQTs in SEN settings.
From September 2018, Droichead is the sole route of Induction in large primary schools of 16 (or more) classroom teachers.
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 meetings may be attended only by NQTs who have applied for Droichead to The Teaching Council via ‘My Registration’ portal on its website (www.teachingcouncil.ie) 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 2 and/or 3. 
Primary Cluster Meetings will take place in Galway Education Centre as follows:  
Tuesday 15 January – 4.30 – 6.30 - Cluster Meeting 2
Tuesday 29 January – 4.30 – 6.30 - Cluster Meeting 1
Tuesday 26 February – 4.30 – 6.30 - Cluster Meeting 1
Tuesday 19 March – 4.30 – 6.30 – Cluster Meeting 2
Tuesday 2 April – 6.00 – 8.00 - Cluster Meeting 2
Tuesday 9 April – 6.00 – 8.00 - Cluster Meeting 1
Tuesday 30 April – 4.30 – 6.30 - Cluster Meeting 1
Tuesday 14 May – 6.00 – 8.00 - Cluster Meeting 3
Tuesday 21 May – 4.30 – 6.30 - Cluster Meeting 3
At cluster meetings, NQTs will present Form D to be stamped by the facilitator as proof of attendance. Form D is available at www.teachingcouncil.ie.  Please have this form with you on the night.
In addition to cluster meetings, 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.
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 29-01-2019 4:30 pm
Course End Date / Time 29-01-2019 6:30 pm
Capacity 25
Available place 20
Course Fee Free
Number Hours 2
Speaker Ailbhe Mc Laughlin
Location Galway Education Centre

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