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Sligo Education Centre aims to provide support to teachers and the wider education community, and to be an accessible and welcoming place of learning, reflection and social interaction.
Welcome to our website, the aim of which is to provide an on-line service for the teachers of Sligo and surrounding areas.Through this website we hope to provide access to the Education Centre's resources and to keep teachers informed of up coming events and courses available to them here in the Sligo Education Centre.

What is Droichead? MORE
Droichead is an integrated professional induction framework which is based on a whole school approach in supporting newly qualified teachers’ (NQTs) professional learning.
To register for Droichead and access Professional Support Team Training, please log on to the NIPT website and click on
Register as a Post-Primary Droichead school.

National Induction Programme for Teachers
The NIPT, in collaboration with ATECI , facilitates a Workshop Programme for newly qualified primary & post-primary teachers.
NQTS must complete Registration Form          
Sligo Education Centre 2017-2018
NQT Workshops

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We can help to cater for your school’s teacher training needs on using  technology in the classroom – free of charge – during ‘Croke Park hours’.more
Please contact us to ensure your request in their 2018 funding application.

National ‘Write a Poem’ Competition 2018

Once again, PDST is inviting students to Write a Poem under two categories: Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle. We hope that this popular competition will encourage young writers to compose poetry and assist teachers in supporting the writing of poetry.  

Rules of the Competition


Inquiry based approaches to Measures
This seminar capitalises on the natural opportunities for integration between Measures in the primary maths
curriculum and the wider STEM objectives. Participants explore pupil misconceptions and develop mathematical proficiencies through practical activities that embody an inquiry based learning approach. Participants will also explore innovative approaches to planning and assessing inquiry based learning lessons. Two teachers from a school will be allowed to attend and substitute cover is available
Venue: Sligo Education Centre
Register: Here

Primary & Post Primary Sectors -
Teachers & Those seeking
Middle & Senior Management Roles
in schools of all sizes.

Date:      May 16th ( 4.30p.m - 6.30p.m)
Venue:  Sligo Education Centre
Facilitator: Teresa Hand-Campbell, M.Sc.  

Register: here

Subject Learning and Assessment Review Meeting Facilitation Training
Is aimed at teachers of English/Science/Business Studies that will be facilitating a Subject Learning and Assessment Review meeting in their school in the academic year 2017/2018.
Will explore key considerations for the facilitator before, during and after a SLAR.
Aims to further complement facilitation skills developed in core JCT subject in-service.
Provide advice, support and resources to facilitators in their work.

Date: March 12th (5pm)
JCT Subject Specialist
Register:  here

Interested in reducing your school’s energy costs?
Sign up today for a free training course to find out how you could save money by better managing your school’s energy use.
Venue: Sligo Education Centre
Day 1:Thursday 22nd March
- 9.30am - 12.30pm  
Day2:Thursday 19th April
- 9.30am - 12.30pm

FRIENDS RESILIENCE PROGRAMME - Accredited Training for Post Primary Teachers in Sligo/Leitrim
The Friends programme is internationally recognised and has a strong evidence base. It helps students to develop resilience by teaching them effective strategies to cope with, problem solve and manage all kinds of emotional distress, including worry, stress, change and anxiety. more
Venue:   Sligo Education Centre
March 14 th and 15 th
9.30am - 4.00p.m
Registration:  Please contact Sligo Education Centre  or Tel 0719138700 on or before Friday 2 nd March.

Assessment & Digital Technology in PE more
This two hour workshop will focus on formative assessment tools for both junior and senior cycle PE. A variety of assessment tools and approaches will be addressed to help easily embed assessment in your current PE programme.
Venue: Ursuline College, Sligo
20/02/2018 (5.30-7.30)
Register: Here

PHYSICS Atomic Physics
The  Workshops are designed to enable teachers enhance the students' understanding of Atomic Physics more. A Resource USB focusing on Student centered activities and Visualisation techniques will be available free to participants on the night
Venue: Sligo Education Centre
05/03/2018 (7pm - 9pm)
Register: Here

The Decider Life Skills - Teachers and SNAs’ more
Sligo Education Centre are delighted to offer this one day FREE course in Conjunction with CYPSC and funding received from Healthy Ireland Initiative
Venue:  Sligo Education Centre
Saturday 24 th February
          (9.30am- 4.30 pm)

An introduction to Leaving Certificate Applied more
This evening meeting will provide an introduction to the LCA programme and is particularly suited
to those who are new to teaching the programme.
It will explore:

  • Key terms associated with the LCA programme such as key assignment, task, modules

  • The breakdown of the 2 year programme and assessment: sessions, credits, final exams,interviews

  • Subject areas and specialisms

  • The role of the LCA co-ordinator

Date: Wednesday, 21st February (5pm - 7pm )
Register: Here

Post Primary Literacy Clusters
A two-hour session for post-primary teachers and school leaders interested in supporting the development of literacy, hosted in Sligo Education Centre
This cluster will:

  • support communities of practice to share their experiences and exchange ideas

  • aim to develop the leadership capacity of link teachers as they work within the context of a dynamic, progressive and collaborative group of professionals committed to improving students’ learning in literacy

  • discuss the process of critically engaging in "regular review" of embedding literacy skills through School Self Evaluation and the Statements of Practice

  • reflect on SSE Update 10 and the Interim Review of the National Strategy in connection to literacy

Dates: 21st March  ( 5pm -7pm)
To register a place on your local cluster please log onto and search under the key heading for ‘ PP Literacy Clusters’
If you have any difficulties registering please contact Margaret Mary Grant in Laois Education Centre on 0578672405 or at

Coding for Beginners

  • Basic Coding: Become familiar with the key components of Scratch.

  • Learn how to set up a teacher account and class usernames.

  • Create interactive  cards and animations

Venue: Sligo Education Centre
Date: date to be decided

The French Embassy is organizing a free training workshop for secondary school teachers in Sligo
Principles and activities to develop and assess oral production skills
This session will be animated by M. Pierre-Yves Roux, French education expert by the
CIEP, and will deal with following theme :
"Principles and activities to develop and assess oral production skills".This workshop will quickly brush up the theoretical notions about oral skills and will mainly focus on tools for the classroom.( description )Workshop conducted through French.

Date:  Feb 14th ( 9am till 5pm)
Registration: here

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