Towards Leadership in CEIST Schools

During the past two academic years CEIST has facilitated a series of lectures to support leadership in our CEIST schools.

The main aim of this project is to give the participants an insight into current management issues pertaining to schools.

Approximately 24 teachers have participated each year. All expressed great appreciation of the content and delivery which supported and affirmed the good practice that was evident in their own schools.

Due to the overwhelming interest and number of participants in the course in Cork (64 participants in total), we were delighted to offer a second course in Bandon.

It is hoped to emulate this project in the CEIST schools in the Limerick, Clare and Tipperary areas in the coming weeks. This has been at the request of Principal and teachers alike over the last few days.

The course will take place at the Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick on four dates over March and April. See link at end of page for programme in Limerick with dates and times outlined.

Below are a group of teachers from Christ King Girls' Secondary School, South Douglas Road Cork, who attended the "Towards Leadership in CEIST Schools" series of lectures four week programme, funded by CEIST and aimed at developing particular leadership competencies, in order to support those responsible in their roles as educators within the voluntary secondary sector at Rochestown Park Hotel.

Front Row l-r, Mr. Michael Lane CEIST, Ms.Anne Kelleher CEO CEIST, Mr. Ned Prendergast and Ms.Mary O'Leary. Back Row l-r, Ms. Joanne Brosnan, Ms. Marguerite Jennings, Ms. Emma Looney, Mrs. Geraldine O'Donnell, Mrs.Úna Long McDonagh, Mrs. Maureen Shanahan and Ms. Aisling Creedon

It is expected that in this modest way, applicants for leadership posts will be encouraged and feel confident to test their theories in practice and contribute to the innovative culture inherent in CEIST schools.

The Project also hopes to build on the sense of community of CEIST schools by bringing together CEIST schools of varying traditions, student population and social context to share their experience of lived CEIST Charter values.

This spring we will focus on Self Evaluation, Numeracy and Literacy, the new Competency interviewing procedure, means to enhancing morale and asserting positive values.

To book a place and avail of the opportunity to partake, please e-mail or telephone: 01-6510350 no later than Wednesday 27th February.

Limerick Lectures