Irish Times Article

A teaching revolution "that makes the classes come alive". A secondary school in Donegal has become one of the top-ranking schools in Ireland after ditching the focus on "chalk and talk" and moving to a student-led model born in Canada.

Cork Instructional Leadership Network- Details of Next Meeting

Cork IL Network


Where: Glanmire Community College 

When: Tuesday 2nd Feb 2016 

Time: 7pm

Theme:"Mind Mapping"


The Cork branch of the Instructional Leadership Network is committed to

-      The advancement of instructional skills, tactics and strategies that maximise our teaching, learning and assessment;

-      Providing teachers with the opportunity to share good practice with their colleagues; and,

-      To reduce teachers’ workload by developing a bank of classroom resources.   


Where:  Glanmire Community College

When:    Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Where:  Glanmire Comunity College

When:    Tuesday 2nd February 2016


Donegal Education & Training Board (ETB)


Read "Our Story" in Case Studies submitted By Anne Mc Hugh, Chief Executive (CE), in Donegal ETB


Instructional Leadership and Current Educational Policy

Instructional Leadership and Current
Educational Policy

A striking feature of the Irish educational
policy landscape over recent years has been
the extent of change in a range of areas,
within the context of the formalisation of the
profession of teaching in the emergence of the
Teaching Council.

These changes include:

• junior cycle reform
• school self-evaluation
• literacy and numeracy
• initial teacher education and induction
• models of continuous professional development
The emergence of the Instructional Leadership Programme
has coincided with this raft of policy change. It is evident
that the programme offers teachers and schools an invaluable
medium by which much of this change can be realised.

Steering Committee Update

  • Joan Russell  (Chairperson) - Project Officer for Instructional Practices ETBI
  • Tadhg Long (Hon Secretary) - Principal St. Fanahan’s College, Cork
  • Gerard O’ Sullivan (PRO) - Deputy Principal Davis College, Cork
  • Paula Fitzpatrick (Recording Secretary) - PA to Project Officer for Instructional Practices
  • Finn O’ Mhurchu - UCC, Cork
  • John Kearney - EO Cavan / Monaghan ETB
  • Rosaleen O’ Neill - Principal Avondale Community College, Wicklow
  • Carmel Kelly - Principal CastleIsland Community College, Kerry
  • Deirdre Murphy - Athy College, Kildare
  • Michael Moriarty - General Secretary  of ETBI 
  • Ann Marie Killen - Deputy Principal Coláiste na Sceilge
  • Eugene Power - Principal St. Declan’s Community College, Waterford
  • Ann McHugh - Chief Executive  of Donegal ETB
  • Gerry Maloney - St. David’s Holy Fait Secondary School, Wicklow
  • Pat Gilmore - President of ETBI