Deputy Principals' Conference 2018RSS

The conference takes place on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th April in Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co. Dublin.

To start things off, there will be five Special Interest Groups on Thursday afternoon:

  • Newly-appointed Deputy Principals - Facilitated by Ann Ryan  

  • Deputy Principals in Gaelscoileanna - Facilitated by Donal Kerins

  • Deputy Principals in DEIS schools - Facilitated by David Ruddy

  • Deputy Principals in Special Schools/Schools with Autism/S&L Units - Facilitated by Claire O’Donovan

  • Deputy Principals Mentoring and Support Groups - Facilitated by Jack Durkan and Pat Goff


At the plenary session on Thursday evening, Jan O'Sullivan, Deputy Principal of Corpus Christi PS, Moyross, will welcome attendees. Damian White, IPPN Deputy President will facilitate the session and IPPN CEO Páiric Clerkin and Chief Inspector Harold Hislop will address the conference.

Five concurrent seminars will be held on Friday morning (two sessions):

  • Restorative Practices – Ann Ryan & Richie Walsh

  • Our School: Developing Leadership for Learning - Kathryn Corbett

  • Child Protection – ongoing awareness - Donal Kerins

  • Assessment and Planning for Students with Special Education Needs (Primary) - Madeline Hickey, Sarah Barnes and Carmel Ní Laoire, NCSE

  • Improving Teaching and Learning through SSE - Martin Whyte, Divisional Inspector, and Leo Kilroy, Primary Inspector, DES.


Three keynote speakers will address the audience on Friday afternoon:

  • David Ruddy, IPPN President
  • Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education & Skills
  • Dr Anne Looney, Executive Dean, Dublin City University.

Presentation materials that were made available can be accessed by clicking the Seminars links on this page. Additional materials, such as worksheets, can be accessed through the link below.


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