The Teaching Council has issued Guidelines for NQTs and PSTs engaged in Droichead in 2019/2020.

The Teaching Council will email these guidelines to all NQTs engaged in Droichead and NIPT will circulate these guidelines to schools engaging in the Droichead process.

These guideline documents have been developed to address any issues that may arise for PST members and NQTs when finalising the Droichead process this academic year.

We have attached the two documents for your perusal:

Droichead Covid 19 Guidelines for PSTs 2019.2020

Droichead Covid 19 Guidelines for NQTs 2019.2020

NIPT has set up a dedicated email account ( which PSTs have been invited to use if their query has not been addressed in the attached document. NQT queries will be managed by the Teaching Council via

Therefore, should you receive queries from schools please advise them to email and in the case of queries from NQTs, please advise them to email

We had previously advised you that NIPT events have been cancelled for Term 3. Therefore, cluster meetings will not take place for the remainder of the academic year 2019/2020 – neither face-to-face nor online.