This section contains formal publications written by or commissioned by IPPN. Each publication is available as a downloadable PDF file by clicking on the links below. The documents may take a few moments to download, please be patient. The list is sorted in alphabetical order. 

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Ciall Ceannaithe

Ciall Ceannaithe - Sound Advice & Borrowed Wisdom for Newly Appointed Principals

Defining the Role of The Primary Principal in Ireland

Hay Group Management Consultants were engaged by IPPN to analyse the role of the Principal teacher in the Irish primary education sector and to develop a statement of the role of Prin ...

Deich mBliana ag Fás

Deich mBliana ag Fás outlines the beginnings of the first professional association for primary Principals in Ireland and charts the first ten years of the Irish Primary Principals' Network. Not a formal history, the publication is more of a 'Ree ...

Giorraíonn Beirt Bóthar - Distributing Leadership

This report describes how the shared leadership vision for schools might be realised and how the role of Deputy Principal needs to be repositioned to provide for the distributed leadership potential of the roles of Princi ...

Investing in School Leadership

A review and analysis of the key issues that should feature in the report of the Public Service Benchmarking Body 2006/2007 to address the Recruitment & Retention Crisis in Primary School Principalship.

Primary School Governance - Challenges & Opportunities

The Board of Management has been the governance structure underpinning Irish primary education for almost four decades.  The leadership potential for governance is immense given that there are approximately as many people directly involved in scho ...

Quality Leadership - Quality Learning

Proof beyond reasonable doubt This paper was presented by Professor Fullan at IPPN's Annual Conference in 2006. The paper is available as a downloadable pdf file from the link above. 

Supporting Each Other - a guide to best practice for the effective partnership between Principals and Parent Associations

This publication was jointly developed by the National Parents Council Primary and IPPN. It supports an ethos of transparency and openness between all members of the school community.

The idea for Towards a Better Future was inspired by a review of the Finnish education system presented by Professor Pasi Sahlberg at a conference for school leaders. It prompted the question of whether it would ...

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