Teaching Council update re. Droichead 


Thursday 14 January 2021

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NQTs currently engaged in Droichead can continue the process remotely with the agreement of the school/PST members. Please consult the NIPT's Guidance on Remote Learning 2020-2021 on their website.

Post-Primary: https://www.teacherinduction.ie/en/supports/droichead/droichead-toolkit-pp/useful-documents-pp

Additional Transitionary Arrangements:

The Teaching Council is currently putting in place additional arrangements in place for any NQT who may be unable to continue to engage in the Droichead process due to school closures. Once approved, the arrangements will be published on the Council's website and NQTs engaged in Droichead contacted.

Closing Date for Droichead Applications:

Please note that 19 March 2021 will be the last day for applying for Droichead in this school year. I would anticipate that most Post-primary teachers would need to apply the previous week if their school adheres to the standard school holidays as they would possibly not have the required 200 hrs.

Form Ds:

The Council is receiving a significant number of incomplete or incorrectly filled Form Ds. This obviously adds to the processing as the forms are rejected and returned for correction. In the next few days, the Council is going to issue communications identifying the top 5 reasons for rejecting and retuning Form Ds. In the meantime anyone who is submitting a Form D please double check the information and the guidance offered in the FAQs on the Council’s website.

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