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You have been directed here by the DES circular inviting an Expression of Interest from your school.


The details supplied by your school will help the Department of Education and Skills to put an appropriate programme of continuing professional development in place for teachers, beginning during the 2020/21 school year.  For the same reason, we would ask that the principal or teacher(s) intending to seek this CPD would complete the questionnaire.


Please find a link to the SCPE Survey here.


Please find a link to the LCPE Survey here.


Circular 0061 2019




The PDST Health and Wellbeing team aims to provide high quality professional development and support that empowers teachers and schools to provide the best possible education for all pupils.

 The Post-Primary PE team includes Advisors Fergal Lyons, Brendan O Malley, Stephen Moore, Acting Team Leader Lisa Noone and a team of dedicated Associates & Local Facilitators. 



In School Support

New for 2019-2020 - In School Support 

Teaching and Learning in Senior Cycle PE 

From this September, the PDST PE team will be offering in-school support visits to interested schools in the area of Teaching and Learning in Senior Cycle PE. This aims to support schools in preparing for the introduction of Senior Cycle PE Framework and Leaving Certification Specification from September 2020. 

The visits can explore areas such as: 

- Embedding Digital Technology in Senior Cycle PE

- Understanding the Digital Technology requirements for LCPE 

- Planning using Learning Outcomes

- Timetabling for SCPE and LCPE 


We can meet with school leaders, senior management and PE departments at a time and date that suits you. 

Apply now on or by clicking on the button below.

Senior Cycle PE Framework           Leaving Certificate PE Specification
Phase of Senior Cycle and Leaving Certificate PE

PDST will be supporting schools chosen to engage in the Phase of Senior Cycle PE over the next two years.  Through a variety of CPD formats, we will be supporting 64 Phase Schools for Leaving Certificate Physical Education and the 40 Phase Schools for Senior Cycle Physical Education. 

As a means of supporting schools in the prepartion for a future introduction of Senior Cycle Physical Education and/or Leaving Certificate Physical Education, we aim to share our presentations with all PE teachers through this webpage. 

Circular 0080/2017 - Physical Education in Senior Cycle

The Department of Education Circular can be accessed on the following link

Senior Cycle PE & Leaving Certificate PE FAQ's

The Department of Education have created FAQ's for Physical Education in Senior Cycle. They can be accessed below: 

Senior Cycle Physical Education FAQ

Leaving Certificate Physical Education FAQ