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Assistant Principal Certified Training

Assistant Principal – Resourcing Effective Leadership – Certified Programme

The programme has been designed, and is delivered by, Luke Monahan of and Billy Redmond of – they are both highly rated trainers as well as having extensive expertise and experience in the education sector. The materials and approaches were piloted in a range of schools across the country. The programme has run with excellent evaluations in 2019 – see our testimonials from the most recent programme on the next page.

Participants will:
 take part in three four hour modules with participants from other schools
 cover all of the aspects of AP leadership in the above programme descriptor
 engage in a very participative learning process
 receive all the materials, frameworks and practical guides
 apply the learning in their school setting
 network with other schools in addressing specific issues and sharing best practice
 receive a House Certificate detailing the work completed

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.

Comments used with permission of participants.
For information on our next open programme – email: or
Contact Billy on 087 414 8556 or Luke on 087 687 6569



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Tutor & Year Head Training

Class Tutor and Year Head Training – this half day seminar is the most requested. It has been constantly updated with many schools taking the programme up again to support in a concrete way its Tutor’s and Year Heads. The session covers:

Understanding the roles – specific issues for the school – effective ways to be Tutor and Year Head – ideas from other contexts that work – discipline issues – time concerns – building class/year spirit – motivation and academic role – award and recognition approaches – dealing with difficulties – effective planning…

Year Head Team – a two to three hour session working with this core group to review their work and how they work – to explore their realistic vision of what they want to achieve and the practical means to get there

Care Team – more and more schools are availing of this programme – it supports this group around its identity and purpose – to examine how best to use the capacities of its members – to set realistic goals and to outline an effective means to achieve them

Luke Monahan has been responsible for many publications in this area - the recent Year Head - Making a DIfference being the most requested – a handbook with over 225 pages of tips, tools, templates and shared guidance.

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