Today, PDST encompasses the supports previously supplied by other support services and programmes, including Primary Professional Development Service (PPDS), Second-Level Support Service (SLSS), Leadership Development Service (LDS), Junior Cycle Physical Education, (JCPE), Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA), Transition Year (TY), School Development Planning (SDP), Junior Certificate Schools Programme (JCSP), Reading Recovery, Maths Recovery, an tSeirbhís Tacaíochta Dara Leibhéal don Ghaeilge (STDL Gaeilge)and the National Centre for Technology in Education (now known as PDST Technology in Education).
The aim of PDST is to provide high quality professional development and support that empowers teachers and schools to provide the best possible education for all pupils /students. Our mission is to support teachers as reflective practitioners by promoting teacher learning, collaboration and evidence-based practice. Supports and CPD available to principals and teachers include:
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