Effective School Leadership - IPPN Blended Summer Course 2020

Effective School Leadership is a one-week blended course which will take place in 3 different venues which will be open to all school leaders.

The venues hosting the course this year are Sligo Education Centre, Laois Education Centre and Wexford Education Centre.  The blended course consists of 3 days face to face on Wednesday 1st, Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd, followed by 2 days online.

Dates of Face to Face July 1st to July 3rd 

Sligo Education Centre
Laois Education Centre
Wexford Education Centre

Who Can Attend              

School Leaders (Both Principal & Deputy)
Aspiring School Leaders

Cost €95.00 

Course Aims
This course will aim to assist School Leaders to:

  • Reflect on, and improve their leadership skills
  • Improve their planning as leaders
  • Discuss and exchange elements of best practice with other principals through collaborative learning and professional dialogue
  • Plan for improvements in literacy and numeracy in their schools for better outcomes for pupils
  • Discuss and develop strategies for school self-evaluation and PIEW
  • Become more time-efficient and more aware of empowering the school community through suitable delegation of tasks
  • Become more effective communicators in one-to-one and group settings
  • Reflect on self-care within a challenging work environment and set targets to achieve a healthier work life balance
  • To address national priorities identified by the Department of Education and Skills in terms of wellbeing, school self-evaluation, driving school improvement and managing change
  • To address new policies, legal issues, current and proposed and discuss their impact on school leaders.
  • The operation of SEN including the new SNA Front loaded model

Course Structure:

  • 8 hours of online learning followed by 12 hours face-to-face 
  • Seminar whole-group presentation followed by discussion groups and sharing/feedback
  • Practical planning sessions including scenarios/case studies and reflective practice
  • Role play on communication and conflict resolution
  • Sharing best practice / peer-to-peer learning
  • Discussion groups.


Schedule - pending DES EPV approval 


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