!!!! National Association for Principals & Deputy Principals (NAPD)
The Arts and Culture Committee is a subcommittee within NAPD set up to promote arts in education in schools
!!!! Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST)
The PDST is a national teacher-support service offering continuing professional development to teachers and school leaders in a range of pedagogical, curricular and educational areas.
Department of Education and Skills priorities inform the work of PDST and such priorities are addressed through the work of individual teams across the organisation. These teams comprise teachers (primary and post-primary) who are seconded from their schools to work with the support service. Among the key priorities are: literacy; numeracy; supporting school leadership; school self-evaluation; assessment; ICT for teaching and learning; inclusion; health and wellbeing; and specific post primary subjects and programmes that are new or are undergoing change.
PDST’s engagement with arts education is dependent on DES priorities. Currently the PDST Technology in Education sits on the editorial committee of the Arts in Education portal and is responsible for the digital implementation of specific aspects of the Arts Education Charter.
!!!! National Council for Curriculum & Assessment (NCCA)
The NCCA engages with learners, teachers, practitioners, parents and others to support innovation in schools and other educational settings
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!!!! Education Support Centres in Ireland (ESCI)
Education Support Centres in Ireland (ESCI) is the umbrella organisation for the National Network of Teacher/Education (Support) Centres, which comprises 21 full-time and 9 part-time Education Centres. It represents the interest of the Network as a whole including Management, Directors and Staff.
The Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht became co-signatories of the “Arts in Education Charter” which was launched in January 2013. The Charter plays a pivotal role in promoting both Arts Education and Arts in Education among children and young people through the alignment of a joined-up, integrated and collaborative approach across Government Departments, Education Agencies and Arts Organizations.