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Eircode: F23HX48

Support Groups

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

Mayo Education Centre is delighted to invite Primary and Post Primary Teachers to join any of the newly formed support groups outlined below.  Each Support Group has a Facilitator and we aim to hold monthly meetings which will facilitate members to provide each other with help, share strategies and stories, discuss experiences and feel more empowered in the classroom. This is not only an opportunity to belong to a supportive teaching community but also an opportunity to make teaching friends for life that will help to sustain you throughout your career. 

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 . 

 

NQT Primary Support Group

Mayo Education Centre invites Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT's) to join a newly formed support group. At our monthly meetings, we will facilitate members to provide each other with help, share strategies and stories, discuss experiences and feel more empowered in the classroom. This is not only an opportunity to belong to a supportive teaching community but also an opportunuity to make teaching friends for life that will help to sustain you throughout your career.

You are welcome to join our next meeting on;

Date:              21st September 2022

Time:              7pm

Venue:        Mayo Education Centre

This meeting will discuss the following;

·       Networking opportunities and scenarios.

·       Writing targets from the Writing Genre

·       Exploring useful websites

·       Panel Lists.

·       Other items for discussion by those in attendance.

 

Join Maura and Kathleen for this discussion and also a friendly cuppa, to Register 

The support group will be facilitated by Dr Máire McNally and Dr Kathleen Smyth.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller

 

Primary SEN Support Group

There is a lot of expertise and good practice around the country in relation to the inclusion of students with SEN.  This Support Group helps to provide a forum where teachers can share this knowledge and experience with others, particularly those who are new to SEN. 

Date:             New dates will be added in the Autumn

Time:                 7pm

Venue:          Online, via Zoom  

Facilitator:   Dr. Michele Dunleavy

 

Post Primary SEN Support Group

Mayo Education Centre is delighted to invite post primary SEN teachers to join a newly formed Post Primary SEN Support/Discussion Group.  The benefits for participating teachers are as follows:

  • An opportunity to network with many other SEN teachers in the Mayo area, offering support, guidance, advice and the sharing of good practice on a regular basis.
  • An opportunity to tap into the knowledge and experience of the group in order to discuss current pressing issues.
  • Support and kinship from meeting informally with a group of teachers in the same sector.

NEXT MEETING

Date:       New dates will be added in the Autumn

Time:      7pm

Venue:   Online via Zoom

To Register
 
Facilitators: Deirdre Cassidy and Leanne Ginty

 

 

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.  

 

 

ESCI

The ESCI (Education Support Centres Ireland) website pulls in courses from Education Centres all over the country allowing you view all courses taking place nationwide.

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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