National Induction Programme (NIP) Post Primary

National Induction Programme for teachers /An Clár Ionduchtaithe do Mhúinteoirí 2010-2011 Post Primary


Dear Colleagues,

The Programme content and design has been developed by the National Pilot Project on Teacher Induction Team at the School of Education, University College Dublin to meet the needs of newly qualified teachers (NQTs).

The Programme will comprise eight two and a half hour seminar workshop sessions for newly qualified teachers (NQTs) and will be delivered outside of school hours from October to May in local Education Centres.

The National Induction Programme for Teachers – Post Primary (NIP-PP) aims to provide targeted support for NQTs matched to their emerging needs as they adjust to the realities of school life and the daily demands of life in the classroom. It is an integrated, collaborative Programme led by expert mentor trainers.

Newly qualified teachers (NQTs) will also be facilitated in developing a Personal Induction Portfolio, a log of their professional journey. Participants will be awarded a certificate to acknowledge their participation on successful completion of the Programme.

Participants will be registered to a National Induction Programme Database maintained at the NIP-PP Office, School of Education, University College Dublin, which is responsible for the following:

  • Organization at National level,
  • Programme development,
  • A separate continuing mentor training programme,
  • Evaluation and research.

This Programme is supported by the Teacher Education Section (TES) of the Department of Education & Skills. Programme Partners include the ASTI, TUI, ATECI (the Education Centre Network) and the Partner Schools.

While participation in this Induction Programme is voluntary, it is recommended for all newly qualified teachers (NQTs) and for those teachers who have been teaching for a number of years but have not previously completed an Induction Programme.

All arrangements and organizational matters including module time-tabling and notification of newly qualified teachers (NQTs) in local schools will be made by each Education Centre in its own area.

We would appreciate it if you could bring this Programme to the attention of newly qualified teachers (NQTs) or eligible teachers, who have not previously completed an Induction Programme, who are teaching in your school.

Thanking you for your co-operation in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Niamh Ní Mhaoláin