Practitioner Resources

The resources contained on this page are intended to support you and learners / clients.

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For example MS Word, Adobe Acrobat, MS PowerPoint

YOU CAN ACCESS A SHORT VIDEO GUIDE TO NAVIGATING THIS SECTION HERE. If you have any queries about these resources please e-mail: ncgeinfo@ncge.ie


'School Closures January 2021: Interactive Discussion on Digitalised Guidance'

12th January 2021

This webinar provided an opportunity for an interactive dialogue between schools and the NCGE regarding ‘Digitalised Guidance'. Guidance Counsellors and school management were provided with an opportunity to discuss and ask questions.
In addition, resources to support good quality guidance planning and practice were highlighted.

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



Post Primary
12/01/2021

NCGE / Tim Geraghty (NAPD)

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Webinar-Jan2021-Digitalised-Guidance-EN.pdf
Winter/Spring 2021 Webinar Series
Resource Link

Legalities of Digitalised Guidance Counselling

22nd September & 17th and 24th November 2020

These webinars referenced all key contemporary and relevant publications and built on previous webinars by focusing on the legalities involved in digitalised guidance counselling.
The accompanying presentation (accessible below) presents information for Guidance Counsellors on all aspects of digitalised guidance. 

As part of this presentation, the importance of record keeping and guidance planning are emphasised and two additional NCGE resources are showcased to support guidance counsellors with these aspects
Digitalised Guidance Planning (template)
Record Templates for Guidance Counselling One-to-One Meetings with Students

Please note:
Webinar recordings are not available.
This is due to the nature of the topic; with personal Q&A, scenarios and discussions the content is required to be kept as confidential as possible.

For a recent Guidance Matters Article on this CPD click HERE 



Post Primary
22/09/2020

NCGE / Sarah Tully (Solicitor & Legal Trainer)

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Webinar-Legalities-Digitalised-Guidance-Presentation-EN.pdf
Autumn 2020 Webinar Series
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An ABC of digitalised Guidance & links with pedagogy

27th August 2020

This webinar aimed to reassure Guidance Counsellors that they can be confident in their provision of digital guidance. 
The practice of providing Guidance online or over the phone was discussed in a practical way with links to pedagogy and Guidance training.


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

An additional accompanying resource 'Setting the Scene: ‘lights camera action ‘– an ABC of online Guidance delivery' is available directly under this post.



Post Primary
27/08/2020

NCGE / Aisling Fleming (School of Human Development - DCU)

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-ABC-Online-Guidance-Presentation-EN.pdf
Autumn 2020 Webinar Series
Resource Link

Setting the Scene: ‘lights camera action ‘– an ABC of online Guidance delivery

A self-reflection checklist for Guidance Counsellors to consider and check if they are ready to begin to provide Guidance online and highlight any areas that require more planning or practice.



Post Primary
26/08/2020

NCGE

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Online-Guidance-ABC-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Online-Guidance-ABC-GA.pdf
Autumn 2020 Webinar Series
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Guidance and Returning to School for Academic Year 2020-2021

25th August 2020

This webinar set the scene for academic year 2020-2021 and supported Guidance Counsellors with their planning and organisation as they return to work. All relevant and contemporary issues e.g. the concept and practicalities of blended learning are addressed.

This webinar provided content and guidance on:

  • Adapting the Whole School Guidance Plan to include digitalised guidance.
  • Protocol for one-to-one Guidance Counselling (including contracting/record-keeping and what happens if the call gets disconnected
  • How to target/prioritise students.
  • Planning issues and what to discuss/agree with school management
  • Self-care for the Guidance Counsellor
  • Outline of programme of CPD
  • A ‘checklist’ for the Guidance Counsellor to support them with the transition back to school

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

Additional accompanying resources

  • Digitalised Guidance Planning (template)
  • A Checklist for Guidance Counsellors: transitioning back to school in academic year 2020-2021

...are available directly under this post.



Post Primary
25/08/2020

NCGE / Dr Michael Redmond (JMB)

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Webinar-Guidance-Returning-School-Presentation-EN.pdf
Autumn 2020 Webinar Series
Resource Link

Digitalised Guidance Planning (template)

This resource was developed in response to requests from several Guidance Counsellors asking for a template or insert on Digitalised Guidance for the Whole School Guidance Plan. This resource provides some suggestions for what Guidance Counsellors and School Management might discuss and agree to add to a Whole School Guidance Plan. This resource makes suggestions for schools based on all Department publications up to September 2020. This template and any other insert(s) into the Whole School Guidance plan should be reviewed regularly (e.g. on an annual basis).



Post Primary
24/08/2020

NCGE

  1. File NCGE-PP-Digitalised-Guidance-Planning-EN.docx
  2. File NCGE-PP-Digitalised-Guidance-Planning-GA.docx
Autumn 2020 Webinar Series
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A Checklist for Guidance Counsellors: transitioning back to school in academic year 2020-2021

This resource aims to support Guidance Counsellors in their thinking and planning as they return to school for academic year 2020-2021. This checklist provides some ideas for Guidance Counsellors to discuss with their Student Support Teams and school management in order for the transition back to school to be as seamless as possible, given the school closures in March 2020. This checklist is not meant to be prescriptive nor final and activities and discussions will differ in each school, in line with local circumstances and student needs.



Post Primary
24/08/2020

NCGE

  1. File NCGE-PP-GC-Checklist-Sept2020-EN.docx
  2. File NCGE-PP-GC-Checklist-Sept2020-GA.docx
Autumn 2020 Webinar Series
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(Covid-19) Accompanying presentation to​ DES Guidelines & NCGE Information for Schools

This PowerPoint and integrated video present and summarise information contained in the three key documents (below) published in March / April 2020, in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • DES - Continuity of Guidance Counselling-Guidelines for schools providing online support for students.
  • NCGE - Support Information for Guidance Counsellors in Schools (Covid-19 School Closures 2020)
  • Monaghan Education Centre - Supervision: Information for Supervisors and Guidance Counsellors

This resource is intended to provide initial CPD in this area and to reassure guidance counsellors.



Post Primary
03/04/2020

NCGE

  1. File NCGE-PP-Slideshow-Remote Guidance-Covid19.pptx

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(Covid-19) NCGE Support information for Guidance Counsellors in Schools​

Following the closure of schools and further education settings, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, NCGE has developed the following information for school Guidance Counsellors to support the delivery of remote / online guidance.Local decisions about the nature and suitability of remote / online school guidance provision should be discussed and agreed by School Management and Guidance Counsellor(s) and documented accordingly. School management and Guidance Counsellors have autonomy and may plan for and schedule guidance classes and one-to-one meetings with students using remote / online platforms in line with school policy. To provide clarity and to support post-primary school management and Guidance Counsellors in their planning and provision of one-to-one or small group guidance counselling and guidance classes to students during the Covid-19 school closures the following information may be useful.



Post Primary
02/04/2020

NCGE

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Support-Information-GuidanceCounsellors-Schools-(COVID19-School-Closures2020)-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Support-Information-GuidanceCounsellors-Schools-(COVID19-School-Closures 2020)-GA.pdf

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(Covid-19) Continuity of Guidance Counselling - Guidelines for schools providing online support for students

The guidelines contained in this DES document are primarily intended to support post-primary school leaders as they plan for the continuity of guidance counselling support using technology or via the internet. These guidelines serve to raise awareness of the complex issues which must be considered before online guidance counselling or other 1:1 support is delivered. These guidelines can also inform the development of guidelines for the provision of guidance counselling online in the Further Education and Training sector.

To access this document, click the 'Resource Link' below



Post Primary
01/04/2020

Department of Education and Skills


Resource Link