Leaderships Pathway -Year 1 & 2 School Leaders
REAL – REFLECTIVE, Empowered, Authentic Leadership

Presenters: Angela Lynch, IPPN Leadership Support Team & Colm Lyons

This LP provides an opportunity to engage with other newly appointed school leaders who are currently part of Headstart Supports & Services, as well as those in their second year of leadership.

How am I doing?
How are YOU doing?

These are key questions for exploration. In this context the focus of the Leadership Pathway will be on reflective leadership, while at the same time incorporating the elements of empowerment and authenticity, these being the theme of this year’s conference and essential elements of school leadership. You will be asked to reflect on how you connect, communicate and influence those you lead.


Angela Lynch
Angela Lynch is currently a member of IPPN’s Leadership Support Team, having previously worked as Leadership Support Manager. Prior to taking up that role, Angela taught in Glasheen Girls School, Cork, for over 36 years, 20 of those as both a teaching and administrative principal. She is a trained mediator with a particular interest in the area of conflict resolution and interpersonal relations. From being a founder member of Cork Primary Principals’ Network (CPPN), Angela went on to serve on the IPPN Board of Directors for over 10 years. She is a regular contributor to Leadership+, has delivered CPD to school leaders at many IPPN events and is committed to mentoring and supporting newly appointed school leaders.




ColmLyonsColm Lyons
Colm is principal of Scoil Chros tSeáin, Crosshaven Boys' NS in Cork since 2014 and the school recently opened an Autism Class. He is a graduate of Mary Immaculate College and has a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Hull. Colm is currently co-ordinator of a monthly principal support group of 15 local principals which facilitates an opportunity for collegiality and sharing of both experiences and expertise among principals, which he values himself greatly. Colm is married to Aíne a primary school teacher and they have 2 daughters.

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