Thursday, 14th November

Please note not all seminars will be running over the two days 


Leading a trauma-informed school
Facilitator – Marie Delaney
This seminar will offer a framework for becoming a Trauma Responsive School, looking at challenges it presents for school leaders and benefits it can bring to the school community. We will explore ways to embed a trauma responsive approach at all levels of a school, moving from reaction to reflection.


Unleashing the capacity of your leadership & management team
Facilitator – Oide Professional Learning Leaders
This seminar will seek to explore how you can harness the expertise and the capacity of those involved in the leadership and management of the school with particular emphasis on the leadership of teaching & learning.


Leading the implementation of the revised maths curriculum
– Oide Professional Learning Leaders
This seminar will focus on leading the implementation of the revised maths curriculum in your school, with specific reference to whole school planning, individual teacher planning and the implications for multi-class settings


Leading the team, developing collegiality and promoting professional dialogue about teaching and learning
Facilitator – Joe O’Connell
This workshop will consider how to scaffold professional dialogue in relation to teaching and learning through the development of a collegial team spirit. It will examine the centrality of a shared vision and mission, the development of the bonds of trust and promote the power of solution-focused thinking.


Restorative Practice - Enhancing a Relational School Culture
Facilitator – Michelle Stowe
This seminar will look at living the key tenets of the restorative philosophy as a vehicle to enhance a school culture where our values and actions match! Here we will explore the importance of relational thinking, relational practices and relational language within a school community. Participants will leave with some practical tools to bring to life on their return to school …and beyond.


Essential Law for You - Top Tips for the School Leader
Facilitator – David Ruddy
Given the increasing complexity and legislative demands on school management, knowledge of some aspects of law is essential. Your initial response to a scenario could be critical to the outcome. The seminar will address issues of current relevance to schools.


These seminars are only available on Thursday, November 14th

PrincipalMeet 2024
Facilitators – Diarmuid Hennessy & Liz Scanlon
PrincipalMeet 2024 is an opportunity to listen to your fellow principals share good practice, practical ideas and personal insights into primary education and leadership, on a diverse range of topics. Each speaker will have approximately 5 minutes to speak on their given topic, so attendees will leave with several examples of good practice that may be relevant to your school context.

Assessment and Progression in the context of the new Primary Curriculum Framework
Facilitators – Alan Sheehan
Assessment has traditionally been underdeveloped in Ireland. Department of Education-led CPD has been lacking and focused on standardised tests. The Primary Curriculum Framework provides an opportunity to re-evaluate the role of assessment and place it at the centre of learning and teaching. We will explore further in this seminar.


Leading a small school
Facilitator – Bryan Keely
Synopsis – This seminar will be an opportunity to reflect upon both the challenges and opportunities that present in leading a small school. Perspectives, experiences and practices will be shared with a view to equipping participants with ideas that could be tried in their own schools.


Dignity and Respect at Work – prevention, de-escalation, resolution
Facilitators – Pádraig McCabe
This session explores how Dignity at Work can promote a positive and respectful school culture and ethos, enhance relationships and guide stakeholders as they navigate and manage complex situations. Participants will reflect on their own thinking and explore how using Dignity at Work reduces ‘destructive conflict’ using solution-focussed thinking.


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