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Assistant Principal Professional Development

Assistant Principals – Resourcing Effective Leadership
Professional Development Programme

This three module programme over 12 hours will equip AP’s with a leadership toolbox to apply in whatever specific role they have as well as they contribute to the overall leadership of the school community. The training will be practical and hands on to ensure that the approaches, solutions, ideas and tips can be used in the day to day role of an AP – some of the topics covered:
Leading teams  - managing conflict constructively – difficult conversations – working with colleagues as an AP – practical implications for inclusion – being part of the wider school leadership team – LAOS - SSE – special education needs – student support - role specific workshops so that the practical needs of your role are addressed – effective planning – time management – better meetings – communication strategies…

…a Leadership Clinic will also form part of the sessions to ensure that the particular issues of the participants get addressed.

A real value of this programme will be the networking with other schools and sectors to see what is working and what can be adapted to different contexts…

The programme has been designed and will be delivered by Luke Monahan of and Billy Redmond of – they are both highly experienced trainers as well as having been holders of a range of school roles. The materials and approaches have been piloted very successfully in a range of schools across the country and this programme is in answer to the need for professional development in this area.

For information on our next open programme – email: or
Contact Billy on 087 414 8556 or Luke on 087 687 6569


Testimonials from a recent AP Programme run by & Learning House

Very informative & practical – school focused and realistic – this is of huge importance, staffs are really looking for this support. Marcella A.

Learned about my leadership style and how to manage conflict as well as integrating what I do with LAOS. James C.

Practical tips and examples from the examples of the facilitators’ work in schools – very useful as a new post holder. Michelle M.

Very well presented with very knowledgeable presenters – found out so much about myself as a leader. Eimear S.

Very beneficial, even to a teacher who does not have a post. Lauren E.

Would highly recommend this programme. Sessions are fully tailored to the needs of the role and both facilitators are hugely helpful throughout. Conor M.

An excellent programme with two inspiring facilitators. Linking LAOS to what we are doing day to day. Leadership skills and practical ways to deal with others – sharing examples and solutions. Paula C.

Relates to day to day running of school – enjoyable and interactive. Two brilliant facilitators who are both very knowledgeable. Megan S.

Reflective practice is a key component supported by examples demonstrating theory in practice. Informative – both speakers highly engaging. Stephen H.


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