This session will assist you to reflect on the successes and challenges of your own school and the impact of the school leader’s practice on learning outcomes of pupils. It will further serve to explore the importance of regular engagement in critical self-reflection and the learning achieved from collaborative practice. This will be based on the effective standards of practice as described in Looking at our Schools 2016, which will also be the lens through which informing and enhancing your leadership practice is viewed.


Facilitator: Anne Fitzpatrick

Anne is a qualified primary school teacher with 37 years teaching experience, 10 of these as a Teaching Principal in Crowenstown, Co Westmeath and a further 13 as an Administrative Principal in St. Anne’s, Navan.  She retired from teaching in February 2018. 

She has been working as a part-time associate with the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) since 2004. She has been designing and facilitating on their various leadership programmes i.e. Forbairt for experienced Principals and Deputy Principals and Tánaiste for Deputy Principals. She is a facilitator and tutor for the Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management (Future Leaders programme) with NUI Maynooth. She presently works with CSL on their Mentoring Programme as a mentor, facilitator and designer.  She has a particular interest in promoting, encouraging and developing sustainable leadership.


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