Thursday, 22 June 2017

NAPD Regional CPD

Following consultation with all members in our region, we are pleased to announce we hope to host a professional development seminar for school leaders in November.

The details are as follows:
  • The most requested professional development area was the seminar on handling the difficult conversations.
  • A maximum number of participants is 15.
  • The seminar will take place in the Ard Rí on Wednesday 8/11/2017.
Should you wish to reserve a place in this seminar please contact the regional representative at . Please note there are only 5 places left.

Details on the seminar are outlined below:

Tuesday, 20 June 2017


What is MIS?

A Managment Information System (MIS) is a core tool for School Leaders.

An MIS focuses on the management of information across the school including attendance, behaviour, assessment, teacher attendance/absences, pupil data, teacher data, SEN information. Modern MIS solutions have become more integrated with timetabling to provide greater efficiency in information collection, analysis and statistics.

An MIS, used effectively, helps schools to maximize school leaders' knowledge of the pupils and staff of their schools. Effective use of the MIS requires whole-school engagement to ensure that data is collected.

NAPD ICT & MIS Providers Forum

NAPD ICT meet with some of the MIS providers (those who have agreed to work with NAPD ICT) on a regular basis to discuss suggestions from School Leaders and to report any errors or bugs.

Please click here to complete the form should you wish to have an issue raised by NAPD ICT.

The main MIS providers in Ireland are;

Advanced Learning (Formerly Serco or Facility Admin)

Gp-Untis 2011


SIMS (NovaT)


Junior Cycle Professional Time Calculator

  1. Enter your enrolment number on the DoES Staffing Schedule in the yellow cell. 
  2. Enter the special needs allocation in the red cell.  
  3. Enter the WTE equivalent in the management resource grey cell based on the information included at the bottom of the spreadsheet.
  4. Source: JMB Bulletin 63 2016-2017.
  5. Please confirm WTE increase with Allocations Staffing Schedule.

Professional Time Calculator

Friday, 17 March 2017

NAPD JCT Curriculum and Timetabling Workshop

Please find below the files presented on the day

Powerpoint Presentation

Also on the Day Alan presented this (Click Link OneNote ) that he CBC developed for Wellbeing which includes a Curriculum Wellbeing Log (Curriculum Map) it is a resource for wellbeing that they are developing in, it is a 1st draft and a work in progress so please take it as such,

It is far from complete and some areas have more detail than others, it was put together over a few days with a view to developing it over the next two years.

It may be of some help, in particular the section around curriculum. It should just extract when downloaded and you will need OneNote which will be on most Windows PCs.

It is also here as a (Click Link  PDF ) but you will not be able to open the embedded Word documents which will be useful. 

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Save the date

Region 2 are hoping to have our overnight in Westport on the 19th of January 2017. We will send on details later. Margaret Griffiths

Monday, 17 October 2016

Presentation on Timetabling by Daniel Hyland

For Links to resources used by Daniel on the day of the AGM visit the JCT website page below. Under the resources section you will find the excel spreadsheet used by Daniel

Thursday, 22 September 2016


Dear Colleagues,

The Annual General Meeting of the NAPD Region 2 will be held in the Ard Ri House Hotel Tuam on Tuesday October 4th at 3.30 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to network with Principals and Deputy Principals from other schools and sectors - Voluntary Secondary Schools, ETBs and Community & Comprehensive.

If your school has a new Principal or Deputy Principal please encourage them to come along.

Agenda and details of speakers will follow later.

Looking forward to meeting you on October 4th.

Loreto Quinn-Canning