Primary Deputy Principals Support Group
To register for Face to Face meeting, click here.
To register for On Line Zoom meeting, click here.
Facilitated Professional Learning Day for Primary Principals
These facilitated sessions aim to build professional networks among school leaders. They will allow participants to explore together the current pressing issues associated with leading their schools and provide an opportunity for personal and collaborative reflection. These in-person sessions will be held termly in Mayo Education Centre from 9.15am to 2.30pm starting in February, and participants will be grouped based on their Principal Release Days. Lunch will be provided. Principals who attend the in-person event will also gain access to a Primary Principal’s WhatsApp Group for continued support, communication and the sharing of information and ideas in between the Professional Learning Days. The next round of suport days are scheduled to take place in May 2023. Please express your interest by using the link here.
NQT Primary Support Group
Mayo Education Centre invites Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT's) to join a newly formed support group. At our monthly meetings, we will facilitate members to provide each other with help, share strategies and stories, discuss experiences and feel more empowered in the classroom. This is not only an opportunity to belong to a supportive teaching community but also an opportunuity to make teaching friends for life that will help to sustain you throughout your career.
You are welcome to join our next meeting on;
Date: Autumn 2023
Venue: Online Zoom
The support group will be facilitated by Dr Máire McNally and Dr Kathleen Smyth.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller
Primary SEN Support Group
There is a lot of expertise and good practice around the country in relation to the inclusion of students with SEN. This Support Group helps to provide a forum where teachers can share this knowledge and experience with others, particularly those who are new to SEN.
Date: Tuesday 25th September
Venue: Mayo Education Centre - Please note that this session is a face to face workshop
Facilitator: Dr. Michele Dunleavy
Post Primary SEN Support Group
Mayo Education Centre is delighted to invite post primary SEN teachers to join a newly formed Post Primary SEN Support/Discussion Group. The benefits for participating teachers are as follows:
- An opportunity to network with many other SEN teachers in the Mayo area, offering support, guidance, advice and the sharing of good practice on a regular basis.
- An opportunity to tap into the knowledge and experience of the group in order to discuss current pressing issues.
- Support and kinship from meeting informally with a group of teachers in the same sector.
Date: September 2023
Venue: Online via Zoom
Facilitators: Deirdre Cassidy and Leanne Ginty
Teacher Professional Communities (TPC’s)
Teacher Professional Networks (TPN’s)
Centre for School Leadership
The Centre for School Leadership provides many supports for primary and post primary principals, both experienced and newly appointed. Experienced principals can avail of coaching sessions, which may lead on to coaching for the whole school staff. Newly appointed teachers can avail of a mentoring service. For details on these and other supports available to you, click here.
IPPN Leadership Support Callback Service
This Leadership Support Service is designed to make sure that any IPPN member going through a stressful or worrying time will receive appropriate personal as well as professional support. In the event of a crisis situation, critical incident or school tragedy, members of the IPPN Professional Guidance Panel are available to provide 1 to 1 confidential advice and support over the telephone.
The Leadership Support Service can be accessed either by contacting the IPPN Support Office on 021 482 40 70.