The Teaching Council’s pilot programme on induction and probation, Droichead, has been rolling out in primary and post-primary schools since last September. There are currently have 12 primary schools and 40 post-primary schools in the pilot. The learning by all parties to the process has been quite rich, and has already had an impact on elements of the process.
The Guide was prepared in direct response to feedback from principals and teachers who said that they did not have time to read the main policy document. The Teaching Council understand that the workload of principals and teachers is significant, and have commissioned the Quick Reference Guide to give Principals a flavour of what is involved in the pilot.
While this first phase of the pilot has been very rewarding from a professional point of view, the Teaching Council feel that it is vital that they get more schools to opt in to the pilot so that it is as representative of the diversity of school types as possible.
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