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It is a Teaching Council registration requirement for all NQTs who have completed their initial teacher education since July 2012 to participate in the NIPT Workshop or Droichead Programme. NQTs have three years from their initial date of registration with the Teaching Council to complete the NIPT workshop programme. 
Blackrock Education Centre’s NIPT NQT workshop series will commence September 6th 2016
 Further information here
Droichead (bridge in Irish) is the enhanced model of induction for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs). This will be the recognised route of induction for all new teachers from September...

The Centre will be closed for summer holidays from Friday, 22nd July, 2016 and will reopen on Monday, 15th August, 2016.
Phone messages and emails will be dealt with on our return.

It was with great regret that we heard of the death of Dóirín Creamer on June 16th. Dóirín had been a great friend to the Centre during her years as a teacher in Loreto Abbey Dalkey and continued to serve on the Centre's Management Committee well into her retirement.
She served as chairperson from 1992 to 1994 and represented the Centre with characteristic style and competence on many an occasion. Charming and courteous with everyone, it was Dóirín who introduced the University of the Third Age (U3A) to the Centre and it was she who presided over it as chair for a number of years.
There was added poignancy to Doirin’s death when her husband Sean died eight days after her. Sean, too, was...

The National Induction Programme for Teachers (NIPT), a cross-sectoral support service for newly qualified teachers (NQTs) under the remit of the Teacher Education Section of the Department of Education and Skills, from time to time, have  opportunities for the position of local facilitators and associates.
An associate is a registered teacher, who is engaged to work in a part-time capacity (20 days) with NIPT to complement and extend the capacity of the service.  Local facilitators may engage in similar work for up to 6 days a year.
Those seeking further information should contact NIPT directly