This session will look at identifying needs and establishing priorities for you and your school, through the lens of the Quality Framework for Leadership and Management.

How are you doing? This is a key question for exploration under the 4 key areas:

  • Leading Learning and Teaching
  • Managing the Organisation
  • Leading School Development
  • Developing Leadership Capacity.


Facilitator: Paul O'Donnell

Paul O'Donnell is principal in St. Patrick's N.S., Slane, Co. Meath and is currently seconded to CPSMA. He also facilitates SESE courses for primary school teachers on teaching outdoors and has recently published a book entitled "Wild Teaching Cross-curricular Lessons Outdoors for Agoraphobic Teachers" in conjunction with Meath County Council.

Paul also helps co-ordinate the Meath County Council Pride of Place School Gardening Scheme for preschools and primary schools in the county. He hopes to be a farmer when he grows up.

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