(094) 9020700  | eolas@mayoeducationcentre.ie
Eircode: F23HX48

Support Groups

Support Groups.

Mayo Education Centre has facilitated many successful support groups for the teaching community through the years. 

We are now seeking expressions of interest from teachers and principals of both primary and post primary schools who are interested in joining or forming a support group.  Support groups can be formed in many different areas, like for example:

·       General Principals Support Group – Primary or Post Primary (currently running – register for this group in the courses section)

·       Small School Principals Support Group

·       SET support group (currently running – register for this group in the courses section)

·       Newly Qualified Teacher Support Group (2 yrs or less working)

·       Infant Teachers Support Group

 

Support groups loosely follow the following format.  One member co-ordinates the date and time of the next meeting.  There is no formal agenda.  An Informal agenda is formed in the first 5 minutes of each meeting, with participants suggesting items for discussion.  Each meeting has a variety of issues for discussion.  There are regular monthly meetings e.g. second Thursday of the month.  Meetings are held immediately after school or in the evening.  Small groups are preferable – normally 8 to 12 is ideal.  A high degree of confidentiality and discretion is practiced.  A regular social dimension develops as people get to know each other, and the frequent sharing of resources, ideas and strategies occur.  There are no minutes or reports and generally no external speakers, except by agreement.

 If you would like to become involved in any of the above support groups, please complete this form.

 

 

Teacher Professional Communities (TPC’s)

If you would like to convene a small group of like-minded teachers or principals, for the purposes of initiating or developing an educationally relevant project over a period of time, then a TPC may well be the vehicle through which you could do this. The TPC can provide a framework including funding to cover the costs associated with this type of initiative.  For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  TPC’s are focused on the primary sector, although cross sectoral applications will also be considered.

 

Teacher Professional Networks (TPN’s)

Teacher Professional Networks are post primary focused, and are run by the teachers themselves.  For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Centre for School Leadership

The Centre for School Leadership provides many supports for primary and post primary principals, both experienced and newly appointed.  Experienced principals can avail of coaching sessions, which may lead on to coaching for the whole school staff. Newly appointed teachers can avail of a mentoring service.  For details on these and other supports available to you, click here.

 

IPPN Leadership Support Callback Service

This Leadership Support Service is designed to make sure that any IPPN member going through a stressful or worrying time will receive appropriate personal as well as professional support. In the event of a crisis situation, critical incident or school tragedy, members of the IPPN Professional Guidance Panel are available to provide 1 to 1 confidential advice and support over the telephone.

The Leadership Support Service can be accessed either by contacting the IPPN Support Office on 021 482 40 70 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Contact may also be made through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

\u00b7       <\/span><\/span><\/span>General Principals Support Group \u2013 Primary or Post Primary (currently running \u2013 register for this group in the courses section)<\/p>\n

\u00b7       <\/span><\/span><\/span>Small School Principals Support Group<\/p>\n

\u00b7       <\/span><\/span><\/span>SET support group (currently running \u2013 register for this group in the courses section)<\/p>\n

\u00b7       <\/span><\/span><\/span>Newly Qualified Teacher Support Group (2 yrs or less working)<\/p>\n

\u00b7       <\/span><\/span><\/span>Infant Teachers Support Group<\/p>\n

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Support groups loosely follow the following format.  <\/span>One member co-ordinates the date and time of the next meeting.  <\/span>There is no formal agenda.  <\/span>An Informal agenda is formed in the first 5 minutes of each meeting, with participants suggesting items for discussion.  <\/span>Each meeting has a variety of issues for discussion.  <\/span>There are regular monthly meetings e.g. second Thursday of the month.  <\/span>Meetings are held immediately after school or in the evening.  <\/span>Small groups are preferable \u2013 normally 8 to 12 is ideal.  <\/span>A high degree of confidentiality and discretion is practiced.  <\/span>A regular social dimension develops as people get to know each other, and the frequent sharing of resources, ideas and strategies occur.  <\/span>There are no minutes or reports and generally no external speakers, except by agreement.<\/p>\n

 If you would like to become involved in any of the above support groups, please complete this form<\/a>.<\/p>\n

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Teacher Professional Communities (TPC\u2019s) <\/span><\/span><\/b><\/p>\n

If you would like to convene a small group of like-minded teachers or principals, for the purposes of <\/span>initiating or developing an educationally relevant project over a period of time, then a TPC may well be the vehicle through which you could do this. <\/span>The TPC can provide a framework including funding to cover the costs associated with this type of initiative.  <\/span>For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.<\/a>  <\/span>TPC\u2019s are focused on the primary sector, although cross sectoral applications will also be considered.<\/p>\n

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Teacher Professional Networks (TPN\u2019s)<\/span><\/span><\/b><\/p>\n

Teacher Professional Networks are post primary focused, and are run by the teachers themselves.  <\/span>For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.<\/a>.<\/p>\n

 <\/p>\n

Centre for School Leadership<\/span><\/span><\/b><\/p>\n

The Centre for School Leadership provides many supports for primary and post primary principals, both experienced and newly appointed.  <\/span>Experienced principals can avail of coaching sessions, which may lead on to coaching for the whole school staff. Newly appointed teachers can avail of a mentoring service.  <\/span>For details on these and other supports available to you, click here<\/a>.<\/p>\n

 <\/p>\n

IPPN Leadership Support Callback Service<\/span><\/span><\/b><\/p>\n

This Leadership Support Service is designed to make sure that any IPPN member going through a stressful or worrying time will receive appropriate personal as well as professional support. In the event of a crisis situation, critical incident or school tragedy, members of the IPPN Professional Guidance Panel are available to provide 1 to 1 confidential advice and support over the telephone.<\/p>\n

The Leadership Support Service can be accessed either by contacting the IPPN Support Office on 021 482 40 70 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Contact may also be made through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..<\/p>"}}]}]}]}],"version":"2.2.4"} -->

 

 

 

 

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Mayo Education Centre

Location

Westport Road,
Castlebar,
Co. Mayo.
Eircode: F23HX48

Transportation

Local Buses and carparking available

Contact

Tel: (094) 9020700 
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Web:
 www.mayoeducationcentre.ie 

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