School level

Support Services

PDST – Professional Development Service for Teachers

Provides professional learning opportunities to teachers and school leaders in a range of pedagogical, curricular and educational areas. The PDST is the country’s largest single educational support service and its website provides a range of support material for all levels of Primary and for senior cycle at Post-Primary.

PDST Technology in Education

Provides a broad range of digital technology related support and advice services to schools. The services and advice cover the co-ordination of the Schools Broadband Programme, ICT Infrastructure, Teacher CPD opportunities,  Planning and Good Practice including videos to show technology embedded in teaching. The PDST TiE also provide a range of web resources including the internet safety resource, The Digital Learning Framework, and among other curricular supports.

NCSE – National Council for Special Education

The NCSE was set up to improve the delivery of education services to persons with special educational needs arising from disabilities with particular emphasis on children.  NCSE's local service is delivered through a national network of Special Educational Needs Organisers (SENOs) who interact with parents and schools and liaise with the HSE in providing resources to support children with special educational needs.

NEPS – National Educational Psychological Service

NEPS psychologists work with both primary and post-primary schools and are concerned with learning, behaviour, social and emotional development. The psychologists work in partnership with teachers, parents and children in identifying educational needs and they offer a range of services aimed at meeting these needs.

NEPS has developed guidance and advice for schools, students and parents in relation to managing and staying well when schools are closed.

NCGE - National Center for Guidance in Education

NCGE - National Center for Guidance in EducationNCGE provides support and practice guidance in all aspects of education. NCGE has provisions in place to support schools and schools are currently closed. Further support for schools, information and supporting documents on Guidance Counseling continuity, are also available at:

COGG -  An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta

COGG provides teaching supports and learning and teaching resources to Gaelscoileanna and Irish-medium Post-Primary schools. Its website contains a database of digital resources to assist the teaching of all subjects through the medium of Irish.

Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT)

JCT is a dedicated continuing professional development (CPD) support service of the Department of Education and Skills. Our aim is to support schools in their implementation of the new Framework for Junior Cycle (2015) through the provision of appropriate high quality CPD for school leaders and teachers, and the provision of effective teaching and learning resources.

Post-Primary Languages Ireland (PPLI)

Post-Primary Languages Ireland (PPLI) is a dedicated organisation supporting foreign languages education at post-primary level in Ireland with a remit is to diversify, enhance and expand the teaching of foreign languages. On  you will find ideas, resources and materials for post-primary language teaching, information on language learning and teaching projects, access to communities of practice, and opportunities for CPD and languages upskilling. On its awareness raising site, , there are plenty of resources for promoting the uptake of foreign languages among your students.

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