Through the Arts in Junior Cycle initiative, Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) aims to present a range of professional development experiences for teachers to support engagement with the arts and learning in junior cycle.
This initiative is guided by the principles expressed in the Arts in Education Charter (2012) and Pillar 1 (Creative Youth) of the Creative Ireland Programme (2017–2022). The initiative originated from a joint Arts Council and JCT pilot partnership initiative that took place in the 2013/2014 school year.
The initiative is based on partnership and collaboration with key elective partners across the arts and education sectors. The initiative aims to support artists, writers, actors, musicians, filmmakers, theatre companies, and others working in the arts industry, to create rich continuing professional development experiences for post-primary teachers.