Droichead – Teacher Induction Programme

Droichead: The Integrated Professional Induction Framework

Droichead  is an integrated professional induction framework for newly qualified teachers.

Droichead has been designed in collaboration with the profession to reflect the importance of induction for new teachers as they are formally welcomed into the most important profession in society. It is grounded in the belief that those best placed to conduct this formal welcome are experienced colleagues who have relevant and in-depth knowledge of teaching and learning in their respective schools.

Droichead recognises the effectiveness of the reconceptualised programmes of initial teacher education and particularly the extended school placement, in the professional preparation of student teachers. It builds on that phase, taking as its starting point the areas for further learning that have been identified by the NQT in collaboration with the HEI as part of the school placement experience. At the same time, it recognises that induction is a distinct phase of the continuum of teacher education, a socialisation process into the teaching profession. This integrated framework includes both school-based and additional professional learning activities to address the needs of teachers as they begin their careers.

Droichead at Ramsgrange Community School

At RCS, we are very proud of our strong and supportive Droichead programme. We are a warm and welcoming school with a very caring philosophy and we invest heavily in supporting and developing our staff. 

Our Droichead Co-ordinator is Ms. Katharine Curtis Jones.

Droichead-Key-Points-2018- Click on the Link to read about the 10 main points about the Droichead Programme.

http://www.teachingcouncil.ie/en/Teacher-Education/Droichead/ Click on the link for full information about the Droichead Programme on the Teaching Council website.