Workshop Schedule


Droichead - Cluster Meeting 1

As in previous years, NQTs are required to attend one cluster meeting per term, specific to their sector, in sequential order for the duration of their Droichead process. NQTs must have applied for Droichead via and have received a confirmation email from the Teaching Council before registering to attend Cluster Meeting 1. 

Cluster Meeting 1 remains available online via the NIPT online learning platform and will continue to do so for the remainder of this term. This can be accessed at Protocols apply in order to be credited with the required 2-hour attendance and subsequent certification to confirm this attendance. 


 Additional Droichead Cluster Meeting 2 (CM 2) events will be facilitated via Zoom for Primary NQTs from June 15th-17th inclusive and from June 1st-3rd inclusive for Post-Primary NQTs who did not attend in March and April.

Protocols apply and those NQTs wishing to attend are required to familiarise themselves with them prior to registering. Protocols plus the link to register for CM 2 can be accessed here.

No further CM 2 events will be provided after the above dates.




Cluster Meeting 3 (CM 3) continues to be facilitated via Zoom from May 5th - 27th inclusive. Dates/times are released on a weekly basis. Protocols apply and those NQTs wishing to attend are required to familiarise themselves with them prior to registering.


Protocols as well as the link to register for CM 3 can be accessed here .

No further CM 3 events will be provided after these dates. 

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; 5 Post-Primary workshops and 3 Cross-Sectoral workshops – as listed below:


  1. Planning & Preparation
  2. Numeracy: Developing good Practice in Mathematics Teaching
  3. Muineadh na Gaeilge
  4. Individualised Education Planning for Pupils with SEN

Post Primary

  1. SSE & Planning
  2. Supporting Students with SEN
  3. Numeracy for All
  4. Transition from Primary to Post Primary
  5. Evidence Based Behavioural Support 

Cross Sectoral

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


Please monitor the NIPT website for further updates.

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