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23-5667-NQT-Droichead Cluster Meeting 1 - Primary

23-5667-NQT-Droichead Cluster Meeting 1 -  Primary

NQT-Droichead Cluster Meeting 1 -  Primary


FACE TO FACE at Cork Education Support Centre 

Eircode: T12 KC86


Droichead Cluster Meetings for NQTs

Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) are required to attend up to three different cluster meetings for the duration of their Droichead process. Each cluster meeting is a forum where NQTs can discuss and seek clarification about the Droichead process and professional practice. NQTs are encouraged to ask questions, seek guidance, reflect upon particular challenges and share successes, ideas and experiences. Cluster meetings are facilitated by experienced Droichead Induction Associates and provide avenues of both professional and personal support to NQTs. This shared-learning approach builds professional relationships, confidence and competence. NQTs must complete their full cluster meeting requirement in line with the Droichead Cluster Meeting Calendar 2023.2024.

Cluster Meeting Requirement:

NQTs must complete one different cluster meeting (specific to their sector, primary or post-primary) per term in sequential order for the duration of their Droichead process. NQTs must complete Cluster Meeting 1 (CM 1) before engaging in either Cluster Meeting 2 (CM 2) and/or Cluster Meeting 3 (CM 3). NQTs should not submit their online Form D until all aspects of
their Droichead process, including their full cluster meeting requirements, have been fulfilled. If a Form D is received where all the cluster meeting requirements are not met, it will not be processed by the Teaching Council. CM 1 will be available face-to-face in education support centres and CM 2 and CM 3 will be available online as per the Droichead Cluster Meeting Calendar 2023.2024. This should be read in tandem with Cluster Meetings: Important Information & Attendance Protocols.

Registration on DESC website:

Donegal Education Support Centre (DESC) is the central administration hub for Droichead Cluster Meetings nationally. All NQTs must first register here in order to receive and download cluster meeting certificates. The submission of cluster meeting certificates to the Teaching Council is one of the requirements when concluding the Droichead process.

Please Note: Registering for multiple cluster meetings will result in removal from the CM register. Therefore, NQTs are advised to register only for the CM that they intend to engage in. In the event that their first preference is fully booked, NQTs will need to select an alternative date.

NQTs who register with are asked to use the same email address when registering with this ESC.  

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 28-11-2023 4:30 pm
Course End Date / Time 28-11-2023 6:30 pm
Cut off date 24-11-2023 4:30 pm
Capacity 25
Fee Free
Select Hours 2
Course Format Face to Face
Location Cork Education Support Centre

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