2012/2013: Opportunity for teachers to join the PDST Local Facilitator panel. Nominate yourself here after downloading and completing the required form
NCCA Report Card creator
NCCA have developed an online report card creator to help schools create a report card for sharing information about the child’s learning with parents
at the end of the school year. All details can be accessed here.
Taisce acmhainní don Ghaeilge - Spreag an Ghaeilge le Spraoi ar fáil anseo.
What in the World - documentaries for schools
Irish Aid through KMF productions has produced many documentaries and related resources for Post-Primary schools. These documentaries explored a multitude of topics in a variety of different countries
Please follow this link to complete a survey about these resources for Post-Primary schools
Child Protection Guidelines
PDST will facilitate seminars mediating the Department of Education and Skills Child Protection Guidelines for Primary and Post Primary schools (along with the Children First Guidelines) in the coming weeks. Follow this link to our website will all associated resources.
In-school support: Principals may request in-school support from PDST advisors in a number of areas:
Primary: Literacy; Numeracy; Primary Curriculum support; Planning; Child Protection
Post-primary: Literacy; Numeracy; Post-primary subjects; Post-primary programmes (eg. LCA, LCVP); Planning
Please download and complete our in-school support request form from this page.
October 2012: The fifth edition of our Forbairt Action Learning Network newsletter can be viewed here
New: The Department of Education and Skills has drafted responses to queries from schools relating to standardised testing. View the responses to Frequently Asked Questions.
’Our Reading Initiative, Our Story’, as told by twenty-one different primary schools, shares the collective wisdom of school communities in implementing effective whole school reading initiatives. Click on the image below to view the full book
School Leadership Matters: A North-South report
This full report (in English and as gaeilge) can be downloaded by following this link.
The findings of this research have the potential to inform many bodies involved in school leadership support and development; and to help to promote the role of principal as an attractive position and to increase the interest in it as a role which can make a difference.