2022 Post-Primary Webinar Series

External Resources for Guidance Counsellors - March 2022

This webinar built on an earlier webinar from September 2020 by providing Guidance Counsellors with an overview of free resources available for use in one-to-one meetings and classroom guidance.  
 

An ‘Index’ of resources accompanies this webinar, providing links to all free resources outlined in this session and the webinar from 2020. This includes free resources available from: 

AIB - FutureSparks
Brilliant Pathways
Classroom Guidance
Compsci.ie
NYCI
PublicJobs

 

You can access the accompanying presentation below and view the webinar recording on Vimeo by clicking 'Resource Link'.

 

EXTERNAL Resources for Guidance Counsellors - Index 2022

This document was collated to support Guidance Counsellors in their approach to Whole School Guidance and to ensure Guidance Counsellors have access to a
variety of external supports.


This document may be appended to the Whole School Guidance plan or may be a ‘standalone’ resource for Guidance Counsellors and other members of staff. Index of external resources available to Guidance Counsellors as summarised in the External Resources for Guidance Counsellors Webinar, March 2022. 

Please note - This document is not final nor exhaustive, it will need to be reviewed regularly.

 

‘Treoir na Scoile Uile i nGaelcholáistí’

Cuireadh an seimineár gréasáin seo i láthair i nGaeilge. Bhí na hacmhainní atá ar fáil do Threoir Scoile Uile i nGaelcholáistí mar phríomhfhócas. Áiríodh leis seo forbhreathnú ar ábhar ginearálta iar-bhunscoile le haghaidh pleanála agus cleachtais, faisnéis ar Euroguidance agus Euro-Quest, agus forbhreathnú ar Saol Oibre.

An Painéal

  • Colum Layton - Comhairleach LNTO agus Cigire Treorach ar scor
  • Orla Ní Cheallaigh - Oifigeach Euroguidance
  • Aoife Wade - Tairseach Gairme & Ionadaí Saoloibre
  • Carol Nic Giolla Dea - Comhordaitheoir Chlár Treorach LNTO

This webinar was presented in Irish. The resources available for Whole School Guidance in Gaelcholáistí were a key focus. This included an overview of general post-primary content for planning and practice, information on Euroguidance and Euro-Quest and an overview of Saol Oibre.

You can access the accompanying presentation below and view the webinar recording on Vimeo by clicking 'Resource Link'.

'Guidance and Wellbeing'

15th February 2022

In this webinar, Dr. Carol Guildea addressed ‘Wellbeing’ in post primary schools and identified a number of ways in which whole school guidance planning and practice connects to, and compliments wellbeing policies.
 

A number of NEPS resources have been developed to support schools to engage in a wellbeing promoting process which were identified during this webinar. This includes:

You can access the accompanying presentation below and view the webinar recording on Vimeo by clicking 'Resource Link'.

'Whole School Guidance: Focus on Transitions, Pathways and Opportunities'

8th February 2022

Supporting students with regard transitions is a key component in all aspects of Guidance. This webinar hosted by Dr. Carol Guildea provided discussions and reflections on: 

 

  • Transitions between stages 
  • Transitions within stages 
  • Negotiating pathways 
  • Finding and accessing opportunities

The NCGE resource Template for Guidance Plan: Transitions, Pathways and Opportunities was referenced during this session, which included presentations from:

  • Dr. Carol Guildea (Post Primary Programme Coordinator) and Orla Ní Cheallaigh (Euroguidance Officer), NCGE
  • Aoife McGarry, Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Eamonn MacAodha, Director, Parliament and Institutions Unit, Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU. 

You can access the accompanying presentation below and view the webinar recording on Vimeo by clicking 'Resource Link'.

 

Template for Guidance Plan: Transitions, Pathways and Opportunities

This resource has been developed in order to provide an example of how the content from the webinar Whole School Guidance: Focus on Transitions, Pathways and Opportunities’  can be incorporated into a post-primary Guidance plan. 
 

This template aims to provide a stimulus for thought and is not prescriptive in terms of the content of a guidance plan. It may be adapted to meet the needs of the school and appended into a preexisting Guidance plan.

 

'Example of Whole School Guidance in Action: Curricular / non-Curricular Languages'

1st February 2022

In this webinar, one example of Whole School Guidance was provided as NCGE and Post Primary Languages Ireland (PPLI) focused on ‘languages’ in the context of the continuum of support and in relation to areas of learning and competencies.

The NCGE resource Template for Guidance Plan: Curricular & non-Curricular Languages was referenced during this session. Sandrine Pac-Kenny, Chang Zhang and Agnieszka Grochola from PPLI provided a presentation on: 

  • Post-Primary Languages Ireland and the awareness campaign 'Languages Connect'
  • Support for Junior Cycle
  • Support for Transition Year
  • Support for Senior Cycle

You can access the accompanying presentation below and view the webinar recording on Vimeo by clicking 'Resource Link'.

Template for Guidance Plan: Curricular & non-Curricular Languages

This resource has been developed to provide an example of how the content from the webinar ‘An Example of Whole School Guidance in Action: Curricular & non-Curricular Languages’ can be incorporated into a post-primary Guidance plan.

This template aims to provide a stimulus for thought and is not prescriptive in terms of the content of a guidance plan. It may be adapted to meet the needs of the school and appended into a preexisting Guidance plan.