Principal Leadership & Learning Blended Summer Course

IPPN are now offering a one week blended summer course to take place during the first week of July. The first 2 days will require viewing online from your home or while in school. For the remaining three days – Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th and Friday 7th – you will be required to attend one of two venues for the face to face element. The two locations that you can choose from are: Donegal Education Centre, Donegal Town or Sheraton Athlone Hotel, Co. Westmeath.

Course content will include:

  • Child Protection – Margaret Gorman
  • Quality Framework – School Self Evaluation – Anna Mai Rooney
  •  Positive School Environment – Jacinta Kitt
  • Mindfulness in Primary Schools – Ena Morley
  • Policies in Schools - Forewarned is Forearmed – Jack Durkan
  • ICT in Schools – Simon Lewis
  • Leadership & Management – Donal Kerins
  • Stress Awareness & Self-care for School Leaders – Anne Ryan
  • Leading Inclusive Learning – SES Support Service Tutors
  • Having Difficult Conversations - Angela Lynch
  • Communication & HR Management
  • Time Management

What are the benefits of attending?

  • Reflecting on and advancing leadership skills
  • Improve planning as leaders
  • Discuss and exchange elements of best practice with other principals
  • Allow for collaborative learning and professional dialogue
  • Discuss and develop strategies for school self-evaluation
  • Reflecting on self-care within a challenging work environment
  • Practical ideas in developing pupil and teacher well-being.

Who should attend?
Current and acting Teaching Principals
Current and acting Administrative Principals

Please note that the course located in Donegal Education Centre is also open to Deputy Principals from Donegal and the surrounding counties.

When and where?
Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th July – Online learning
Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th and Friday 7th – 9.30 am to 3pm in one of the following venues:

Donegal Education Centre, Donegal Town and
Sheraton Athlone Hotel, Co. Westmeath

A charge of €95 per person is applicable. Fee includes access to the online platform, event registration, refreshments and a light lunch Wednesday - Friday.

This course is an EPV approved summer course and qualifies for 3 EPV days.

Booking for this course is now closed.


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