Droichead School

Droichead School

Droichead (the Irish word for bridge) is the model of induction practiced in St. Patrick’s Classical School. The programme is designed to reflect the importance of induction for new teachers as they are formally welcomed into one the most important professions in society.

It is grounded in the belief that those best placed to conduct this formal welcome are experienced colleagues who have relevant and in-depth knowledge of teaching and learning in their respective schools.  These fellow professionals are themselves supported through the provision of a range of structures and resources from the National Induction Programme for Teachers (NIPT).

Professional Support Team

Members of the PST mentor newly qualified teachers and support them on their continuum of professional learning . Seeking support and asking questions is central to the process.

Our PST is made up of:

Ms Sinead Bannon Deputy Principal

Ms Laura Lynch Teacher and Mentor

Mr Ciaran Murphy Teacher and Mentor


Droichead is a structure for induction, built on professional conversations and relationships, with a specific focus on teaching and learning throughout the school.

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