PDST Anti-Bullying Procedures
Information on Continuing Professional Development and Support for Schools
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The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) in consultation with other support services is planning a phased approach to the provision of continuing professional development (CPD) and support for schools following the publication of the Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools (DES, 2013) and with reference to Circular 045/2013 ‘Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools’.
The first phase of this support will comprise provision of a set of online interactive presentations and resources combined with the delivery of workshops at local level. Both the online supports and the workshops will be based on the Anti-Bullying Procedures and will aim to support schools in the development of policy.
The online supports will be available on the PDST website from the end of February. Schools can access the interactive presentations and resources to facilitate those who wish to avail of online support. Schools can use it in a variety of ways e.g. informing staff and Bards of Managements on the Anti-Bullying Procedures, providing supporting material for policy development, providing a focus for whole-staff review of Anti-Bullying Procedures etc.
Workshops will be provided in collaboration with Kildare Education Centre. The purpose of these workshops will be to provide an overview of the revised procedures and to support staffs in the development of a policy. One member of staff, preferably the principal is invited to attend.
Please bring a copy of the Anti-Bullying Procedures with you if you are attending the workshop as they will be used throughout the session. A copy will also need to be downloaded in advance of viewing the online support. The Procedures are available to download on
Substitution cover for the workshops is NOT available.
Please note the content of the online supports and the workshop will be very similar so you may choose to attend the workshop or alternatively to access the on-line support which will be available to all staff members.
In the next school year it is planned to offer to support to staffs in the area of awareness-raising and prevention and intervention strategies.
PDST continues to provide continuing professional development and support to all teachers.
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