Droichead Forms

Please click on the links below to access your required form:

DR1 Form     Apply to begin Droichead (DR1 Form)

Applications by newly qualified teachers to begin the Droichead process are managed by Limerick Education Centre. Please click here to be redirected to their site. 

Droichead SLB Form      Apply for the Shared Learning Bursary

A Shared Learning bursary of €500 is available for Droichead and non-Droichead schools that wish to come together as Droichead shared learning networks. Such Droichead networks will engage in a range of activities to support shared learning and collaboration. Although the Council does not intend to prescribe the activities in which a school must engage in order to be eligible, it does suggest that networks are likely to involve meetings between principals and staff of network schools, sharing resources and templates, observations by NQTs of teachers in other network schools, etc.

This bursary will be paid in a similar manner to the research bursary that supported the pilot phase; i.e., schools need to confirm their participation in a network with other schools, but no further paperwork will be required by the Council.  Droichead networks may vary in size from two schools to networks of four or more. Each network must include at least one Droichead school, schools can be cross-sectoral and there is a maximum of €2,000 per network.

Relevant application forms are now available to download here.

Form D Primary     Concluding the Process - Form D (P)

When your Droichead process has concluded, please complete Form D (available here) and return it together with your confirmation email from Limerick Education Centre,*** to: The Teaching Council, Block A, First Floor, Maynooth Business Park, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

***When an NQT applies to Limerick Education Centre on a DR1 form to begin the Droichead process, he/she will receive a confirmation email from LEC. This email must be returned with the Droichead Form D, to the Teaching Council.

Form D PP   Concluding the Process - Form D (PP)

When your Droichead process has concluded, please complete Form D (available here) and return it together with your confirmation email from Limerick Education Centre,*** to: The Teaching Council, Block A, First Floor, Maynooth Business Park, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

***When an NQT applies to Limerick Education Centre on a DR1 form to begin the Droichead process, he/she will receive a confirmation email from LEC. This email must be returned with the Droichead Form D, to the Teaching Council.

Droihcead External Panel     External PST Member Panel

A principal may wish to establish a Professional Support Team (PST) comprising internal school staff and one external PST member. Typically, such teachers are trained PST members from other Droichead schools.A panel of external trained PST members can be accessed by contacting the NIPT Regional Development Officer for your region.

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Click here for Post-Primary Schools.