Leadership (Primary)




Welcome to our school leadership landing page. PDST School Leadership provides professional learning opportunitites for school leaders - principals and deputy-principals. Since 2002, when we were the Leadership Development for Schools team (LDS) we have introduced and facilitated the following popular programmes:




Accessing Additional Personal Support:

Our experienced PDST school leadership team offers personalised support to principals as professional challenges arise in their own school context or in the areas of staff development and performance issues. Assistance is also provided to promote school development planning with particular reference to the organisational policies.

All our programmes are underpinned by the profile of the leadership role:




Informing these domains are five key principles of leadership, developed by Irish school leaders in 2005:



The PDST School Leadership team wishes you every success in your work and looks forward to meeting many of you on our programmes in the coming year.