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The PDST was established in September 2010 as a generic, integrated and cross-sectoral support service for schools. It is the country’s largest single support service offering professional learning opportunities to teachers and school leaders in a range of pedagogical, curricular and educational areas. Today, PDST encompasses a broad range of supports previously provided by a number of individual support services and programmes which include: Primary Professional Development Service (PPDS) | Second-Level Support Service (SLSS) | Leadership Development Service (LDS) | School Development Planning (SDP) | Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) | Transition Year (TY) | Junior Certificate Schools Programme (JCSP) | Reading Recovery | Maths Recovery | An tSeirbhís Tacaíochta Dara Leibhéal don Ghaeilge (STDL Gaeilge) | National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE) now known as PDST Technology in Education | Junior Cycle Physical Education, (JCPE) | Social Personal and Health Education (SPHE) support service. For more information about the PDST please visit:

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