Leading Continuity of Learning

COVID 19 - PDST UPDATES AND RESOURCES

The current situation in relation to the COVID 19 virus is a particular challenge for school leaders. Although school contexts are different there are some key themes for school leaders during this time which are brought into focus in the categories below.

 

  • The PDST Leadership Team has compiled a suite of information and supports that may be useful to school leaders during the current period. These pages can be used to help support and develop the thinking of school leaders at this time and will continue to be developed over the coming period.

 

  • The PDST Leadership Team advocates a whole school approach to dealing with the current challenges. In particular, in supporting Continuity of Learning, school leaders will need regular engagement with their management team and their staff to be able to support pupils effectively. 

 

The PDST Leadership Team continues to provide support and guidance to school leaders through this period.

Click the buttons below to access guidance specifically designed to support School Leaders during this time. 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND SKILLS UPDATES AND RESOURCES

IMPORTANT UPDATES

 

 

 

 

  • May 2020: Guidance for parents/guardians of primary school pupils

 

  • Copies of the guidance for parents/guardians are available in other languages here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Covid-19 Related Updates are available at www.education.ie/covid19

 

 


CIRCULARS

 

  • Circular 24/2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Delay Phase Arrangements for Teachers and Special Needs Assistants employed in recognised primary and post primary schools. 

 

  • Circular 27/2020: Temporary assignment arrangements for certain staff in the education and training sector

 

 

All recent Department of Education and Skills circulars are available here. 

NEPS UPDATES AND RESOURCES

NEPS advice & resources for keeping children and young people well during Covid-19

 

The Department of Education and Skills’ NEPS psychologists have developed advice and some resources for young people to manage and stay well when schools are closed. 

 

 

NEPS psychologists have developed guidance for parents supporting children to create new routines at home.  Having a Plan for the Day is key for children/young people to manage and stay well at this time.

 

 

NEPS psychologists have developed advice for parents and schools on talking to children and young people about Covid-19 here.

 

Teacher Wellbeing and Self-care

 

TeacherCPD.ie UPDATES AND RESOURCES

Please note that TeacherCPD.ie have developed a great resource specifically to support teachers in Irish schools that have been closed because of COVID-19.

The course is currently open and available to all teachers and guests.

Closing at 5pm on 26th June, 2020. Study time approximately one hour. Enrolment and certification are not available. A good broadband connection is required.

Link to TeacherCPD.ie https://bit.ly/TeachOnle