BeLonG To Youth Services Online Teacher Training

belong2Creating LGBTI+ Inclusive Schools is an online training programme for educators.

This initiative is run by the City of Dublin Education Training Board and BeLonG To Youth Services and is aimed at Teachers, Guidance Counsellors, Principals and School Staff. The training programme that will help educators to create an environment that is safe and welcoming for LGBTI+ young people.

This training is available from - select the course Creating LGBT+ inclusive Schools and Youth Services with BeLonG To to get started.

Summer Courses 2020

Summer Courses in Blackrock EC

04ac0d8e 5c59 4cdb bf50 0a655d4d1b69Our Summer Course programme for Primary School teachers with EPV day approval from DES is now open for booking!

All courses are online or webinar style courses.

For full details click here

Many thanks to Mayo Education Centre for providing our online courses.

Bookings for online courses provided by Mayo EC on 

Book for other courses on our own website here


Droichead Covid-19 Guidelines for NQTs 2019/2020 (Updated June 2020)

NQTs who have been engaged in Droichead in the 2019/2020 school year will fall into one of three groups. Please read carefully below the instructions which apply to you. Strand A (School based) relates to the in-school support including observations. Strand B (Professional Learning Activities) relates to Cluster Meetings and professional learning activities. If you require any further information, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and don't forget to include your registration number.

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niptIn light of the current situation regarding Covid-19 and the fact that Blackrock Education Centre is currently unable to schedule the delivery of the Induction Workshop Programme (IWP), NIPT has informed us that the following workshops will be made available on a phased basis for NQTs to access online, beginning on Monday, May 11th 2020 with the Numeracy workshop which is sector-specific.


Zoom Webinars

zoomFollowing on from our second Zoom Webinar last Friday 1st May, for those of you who could not attend or would like to watch it again, please use this link to find the recording of the webinar: 

All information about these webinars and Zoom is available via

Teacher Wellbeing

  TeacherWellbeingIn this week's Wellness at Work Newsletter (Issue #7) you will find

    • Music to inspire, uplift and connect
    • Food to nourish your soul
    • Opportunities to move, rest and breathe in new and challenging ways
    • Invitations to share and connect with your PDST colleagues 
    • Books to lose or find yourself in
    • And much, much more...

Remember, you can find all previous editions of the Wellness at Work Newsletter on the PDST Teacher Wellbeing website.

Message from the Director

Dear Colleagues,

I hope this email finds you and all of your families safe and well.

In these unprecedented times, at Blackrock EC, we wish to support your work in your schools in any way we can.

We are currently exploring ways of bringing our courses to you online. Now, more than ever, our provision of local courses, specific to your local need, is of utmost importance to us. Therefore, we would ask that you please take a minute to complete the attached ‘Google Form’ to let us know in what ways you would like us to support your work.

Please follow the link below to complete this short form

It will take no more than a minute or two to tell us how we can support you. We will do our very best to help in any way we can.

Read more: Message from the Director

Nurture: The Bereavement Box

nurture ukWe are pleased to be able to inform you that NurtureUK have made their valuable resource for children who have been bereaved: ‘The Bereavement Box’ freely available to download from their website via the link below.

Designed originally by Dr Tina Rae for teachers and professionals, this booklet is accessible to parents and carers too.

We hope that you find this resource useful for children and adults alike.

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