Practitioner Resources

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

  • The most recent 10 resources uploaded (accross all areas of practice) are displayed below
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  • Many resources are provided in English AND Irish (GA indicates 'as Gaeilge')

FEATURE IMAGE COLOUR KEY: Blue: Post Primary - Purple: Further Education & Training - Green: European/International

A number of the resources provided are editable templates', after downloading you will need to have the appropriate software installed on your device in order to customise these resources.
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


"Future Focus" form

This "Future Focus" form, which was kindly provided by Michelle Dunne, Guidance Counsellor and Year Head, Ardgillan College, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin, is a template that can be downloaded for use with Leaving Certificate students within the domain of ‘Developing my Career Path’ as part of ‘Guidance for some’ (NCGE Whole School Guidance framework). It is a reflection activity that 6th-year students complete in preparation for a one-to-one appointment with the Guidance Counsellor. It is designed to help focus on their end goal of securing a place on a specific course /apprenticeship and help with guidance planning.

 



Post Primary
10/05/2021

Michelle Dunne, Guidance Counsellor and Year Head, Ardgillan College, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

  1. File NCGE-PP-Submitted-Future-Focus-Form-EN.docx
Submitted Resource
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“Taking Stock”: Questionnaire for 6th Year students

The below downloadable template may be helpful in supporting students to reflect on their current needs. It may help you identify relevant guidance supports and inform your planning over the coming weeks. In using this, or any other self-report measures, it is important to remember their limitations and to remember that guidance is a process and a lifelong journey. The purpose of this tool is to support student reflection of their guidance needs and to inform the school’s provision of guidance over the short term. Please feel free to amend / adapt this questionnaire to meet the needs of the students in your school.

A Google Form Copy can be accessed HERE (ensure that you are signed into your Google Account)



Post Primary
07/05/2021

NCGE

  1. File NCGE-PP-6thyear-endterm-questionnaire-2021-EN.docx
  2. File NCGE-PP-6thyear-endterm-questionnaire-2021-GA.docx

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“Tips Sheet” for 6th Year students

NCGE have revised this ‘Points of Reflection' (for students over summer 2021)  "Tips Sheet" for 6th Year students in response to a request from Guidance Counsellors in 2020.
Guidance Counsellors can use this resource as a template and amend the content / structure to best meet the needs of the students in their own schools.



Post Primary
07/05/2021

NCGE

  1. File NCGE-PP-6thyear-tips-sheet-May-2021-EN.docx

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"Review of Academic Year" (Reflection Resource for Staff)

This resource has been developed by NCGE to support Guidance Counsellors in reflecting on all aspects of Guidance during the academic year 2020/2021.
This ‘Review of Academic Year’ resource supports Guidance Counsellors (and the Guidance Planning Team), in reviewing all aspects of the Guidance service with reference to Whole School Guidance and the Continuum of Guidance (per Whole School Guidance Framework Document, 2017). 
This resource aims to support reflection on all aspects of Guidance provision and serve as a reference document for future planning.



Post Primary
07/05/2021

NCGE

  1. File NCGE-PP-Review-Academic-Year-2021-GC-EN.docx

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"Dear Me" in August 2021

This resource is designed for use on the last day of the academic year!
It aims to serve as a reference list for the types of things Guidance Counsellors might have on their mind, immediately before closing the office door and leaving for the summer holidays. In using a tool such as this (which is an example), Guidance Counsellors can make a note of all the major and minor ‘to-dos’ that will help them get started upon return to the role at the start of the next academic year. In this way, Guidance Counsellors can truly ‘let go,’ rest and relax over the break, knowing that a reminder note awaits them upon their return



Post Primary
07/05/2021

NCGE

  1. PDF icon NCGE-DearMe-Note-Aug2021-EN.pdf

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‘Whole School Guidance Provision - Examples of Good Practice’

27th April 2021

This webinar showcased examples of good practice in applying the principles of Looking at Our Schools and School Self Evaluation in terms of Whole School Guidance planning and improvement.
It also outlined further the wealth of material available on the NCGE website in relation to Whole School Guidance.

Representatives from three different schools contributed to this webinar from Voluntary and Community/ETB, small and large, located in rural and urban settings. 
DEIS and non-DEIS were similarly represented.

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



Post Primary
27/04/2021

NCGE / The Abbey School (Tipperary) / Ardgillan College (Balbriggan) / St Dominic's College (Ballyfermot)

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Presentation-WSG-Good-Practice-270421-EN.pdf
Winter/Spring 2021 Webinar Series
Resource Link

Supports for Students Returning to School

This resource is for use with any group but is particularly suitable for Junior Cycle students returning to school after an extended period.  
It is designed to bring awareness of the key people and supports available to students during these challenging times.
It is based on the importance of every young person identifying at least 'one good adult' based on '
My world survey. National study of youth mental health in Ireland' research conducted by Barbara Dooley and Amanda Fitzgerald (2012). 

The resource can be printed and distributed to students.
You can prepopulate / edit the Word version if required.



Post Primary
06/04/2021

NCGE

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Information-Sheet-Support-4-Students-Returning-to-school-PDF-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Information-Sheet-Support-4-Students-Returning-to-school-PDF-GA.pdf
  3. File NCGE-PP-Information-Sheet-Support-4-Students-Returning-to-school-Word-EN.docx
  4. File NCGE-PP-Information-Sheet-Support-4-Students-Returning-to-school-Word-GA.docx

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'Whole School Guidance and 'Looking At Our Schools' (LAOS)'

2nd March 2021

This webinar connects whole school guidance planning' with 'Looking at Our Schools' (LAOS).
It is an initial or introductory webinar on the utilisation of LAOS to improve identified aspects of whole school guidance planning.
While this webinar is suitable for all schools in terms of an informative piece, it is most appropriate for schools who have previously attended CPD on 'Whole School Guidance Planning.'

You can access the accompanying presentation below and view the webinar recording on Vimeo by clicking the 'Resource Link'.
The additional accompanying resource is available directly under this post.



Post Primary
02/03/2021

NCGE / DE Inspectorate

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Presentation-WSG-020321-EN.pdf
Winter/Spring 2021 Webinar Series
Resource Link

WSG / LAOS Reflection Sheet

This resource provides a basic template for schools who wish to develop their whole school guidance planning in the context of 'Looking at Our Schools' (LAOS).
It outlines one possible approach to this process and provides some key areas for reflection.



Post Primary
01/03/2021

NCGE / DE Inspectorate

  1. File NCGE-PP-WSG-LAOS-Reflection-Sheet-EN.docx
Winter/Spring 2021 Webinar Series
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'Reimagining Work Experience' - Pilot Resources

NCGE are currently coordinating a pilot entitled ‘Reimagining Post Primary Work Experience’ with 15 schools.
A number of classroom resources, student work sheets and work experience opportunities are available for TY, LCA and LCVP students.
Due to significant interest in this pilot, we are making the resources available to all post-primary schools nationwide.


All information on the resources/opportunities available (to date) can be accessed through clicking the 'Resource' link below.



Post Primary
25/02/2021

NCGE / Exit-Entry / Spotlight / Languages Connect / Euroguidance Ireland


Resource Link