Workshop Schedule


Droichead - Cluster Meeting 1

Applications for the Droichead process are now open.  As in previous years, NQTs must apply for Droichead via the ‘My Registration’ portal on and receive a confirmation email from the Teaching Council before registering for Cluster Meeting 1.

Important Information for NQTs regarding Cluster Meeting 1 and NIPT Induction Workshops

 Register online at

NQTs undertaking the Droichead process are required to complete one Cluster Meeting per term.

Cluster Meeting 1 will be available online only during Term 2 2021.

For Cluster Meeting 2 Protocols click here

Induction workshops are open to all NQTs to support their professional learning. While they are not a requirement of the Droichead process, many NQTs use them as an Additional Professional Learning Activity.

A suite of online workshops continues to be available to NQTs ( Primary workshops; 3 Post-Primary workshops and 3 Cross-Sectoral workshops – as listed below:

 Cross Sectoral

  1. Child Protection & Safety
  2. Inclusion
  3. Teacher Professionalism & Wellbeing


  1. Planning & Preparation
  2. Numeracy: Developing good Practice in Mathematics Teaching
  3. Muineadh na Gaeilge

Post Primary

  1. SSE & Planning
  2. Supporting Students with SEN
  3. Numeracy for All

 Individualised Education Planning for Pupils with SEN (NIPTWS15) for Primary NQTs and Transition from Primary to Post-Primary (NIPTWS12) for Post-Primary NQTs will be added to the suite and made available in February 2021. 

Please monitor the NIPT website for further updates.

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