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  • Post Date: 18 September 2020

    How To Play It Safe

    In supporting our music teachers and school leaders in keeping our young people safe, here is an infographic on 'How to Play it Safe' in our music classrooms. Click here...

  • Post Date: 17 September 2020

    New Home Economics Supports

     - A short video clip titled Returning to School Guidance 2020, click here...

     - Classroom posters titled Working Together to Stay Safe in Food Studies, click here...

  • Post Date: 16 September 2020


    The JCT STE(A)M in Junior Cycle team are delighted to announce that one of our partners in this initiative have received an award for this collaboration.  Congratulations to all our BIAZA collection partners.  More here...

  • Post Date: 16 September 2020

    Chief Examiner’s Report

    The SEC have published Junior Cycle Examination 2019 Chief Examiner’s Reports for Science, click here... and Business Studies, click here...  

  • Post Date: 16 September 2020

    Visual Art

    An Infographic - Working Together to Stay Safe in the Visual Art Classroom can be found here... 

  • Post Date: 16 September 2020

    Leadership Webinar, Tues 22nd of Sept, 7pm – 8pm,

    A discussion with School leaders- ‘Reflecting on our experiences during school closure & setting priorities for learning in 2020/21’, click here... for more information. Key messages in the guidance documents from the Dept of Education and setting priorities for learning in 2020/21 will be discussed. Click here to register. 

  • Post Date: 15 September 2020

    Second Teaching Subject Supports 2019/2020

    JCT launches Second Teaching Subject online supports and materials here...

  • Post Date: 11 September 2020

    NCCA revised arrangements for the completion of CBAs, including key dates for both 2nd and 3rd Years can be found here...

  • Post Date: 11 September 2020

    Junior Cycle History Wednesday Webinar Series

    These webinars will be of interest to teachers who will be teaching Junior Cycle History for the first time in 2020/21.  Please note this series was previously broadcast in May 2020 

    An Introduction to the Junior Cycle History Specification, Wed Sept 16, 2020 7:00pm, register here 

    Collaborative and classroom planning for First-Year Junior Cycle History, Wed Sept 23, 2020 7:00pm, register here 

    Planning for and assessing the Junior Cycle 'big picture' learning outcomes​, Wed Sept 30, 2020 7:00pm, register here 

  • Post Date: 10 September 2020


    The JCt4 Team over the coming weeks will be sharing digital/online technologies and useful websites which may interest you and your students. Our weekly resources will be hosted on our website under Resources in the Technologies section and will be released each Tuesday via our Twitter account @JCt4ed with the hashtag #JCt4Tuesdays. Please click here for the first of these resources. 


  • Post Date: 10 September 2020

    Secondment Opportunity for Post of Director in Dublin West Education Centre

    For details click here...

  • Post Date: 04 September 2020

    SPHE Webinar

    The Webinar SPHE Teaching Supports for the Return to School  jointly developed by JCT, NEPS and the NCCA is available here. This Webinar was originally broadcast on Thursday 3rd September.

  • Post Date: 02 September 2020

    SPHE Webinar

    On Thursday evening (3rd September at 7.30PM) JCT will host a joint NEPS/NCCA/JCT Webinar entitled “SPHE Teaching Supports for the Return to School.” The registration link is here.

    This Webinar will be of interest to SPHE teachers, members of a school’s Wellbeing Committee and school-leaders.

  • Post Date: 31 August 2020

    Supporting the Wellbeing of School Communities as Schools Reopen: Guidance for Schools can be found here …

  • Post Date: 26 August 2020

    Return to School Guidance for Practical Subjects in Post Primary Schools and Centres for Education can be found here…  

  • Post Date: 23 August 2020

    Assessment Arrangements for Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate Examinations 2021 can be found here.....

  • Post Date: 28 July 2020

    Reopening Schools: Considerations in planning for Junior Cycle Wellbeing 2020 are available here... 

  • Post Date: 28 July 2020

    Reopening Schools: SPHE back to school supports are available here...

  • Post Date: 28 July 2020

    Reopening Schools: Guidance from the Department of Education and Skills is available here...

  • Post Date: 27 May 2020

    JCToday May 2020

    JCToday Newsletter May 2020 is now available.

    Live version here...

    Previous issues here...

  • Post Date: 18 May 2020

    Update re CBAs here....

  • Post Date: 07 May 2020

    The Webinar from the National Educational Psychological Service "Supporting Wellbeing in the School Community during Covid 19" is available to view here...

  • Post Date: 22 April 2020

    Contact details for JCT Whole-School CPD Regional Team Leaders here...

  • Post Date: 21 April 2020

    L1LPs/L2LPs Newsletter

    The latest L1LPs/L2LPs Newsletter and Padlet Resource list can be found here...

  • Post Date: 15 April 2020

    Postponement of the Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle Examinations

    Inc Frequently Asked Questions

    Details here...

  • Post Date: 15 April 2020

    Minister McHugh Announces Postponement of State Examinations.

    Details here...

  • Post Date: 12 March 2020


    All core & elective face-to-face CPD workshops scheduled by JCT to take place in Education Centres, and other locations, between 13th and 29th March 2020 inclusive are cancelled. 

  • Post Date: 10 December 2019

    JCT in Conversation with Parents

    “JCT in Conversation with Parents” video is available here...

    It is found on the Communication with Parents page of the Leadership section of jct.ie, here..., along with many other resources to support schools communicating Junior Cycle to parents. 

  • Post Date: 21 November 2019

    Wellbeing Commonly Asked Questions document can be viewed here...

  • Post Date: 18 November 2019

    The ETBI Journal of Education is now available as an online digital production. Please click here...

  • Post Date: 01 October 2019

    How are we equipping our young people to flourish in The Fourth Industrial Revolution? The role of creativity in the Junior Cycle Classroom

    Article by Fiona O’Brien, Team leader for School Leadership, Junior Cycle for Teachers here...

  • Post Date: 29 August 2019

    JCT Calendar & Planner 2019/2020


  • Post Date: 27 May 2019

    The Webinar "Guidance Related Units of Learning" is now available online here...

    The Webinar "Exploring Other Areas of Learning in Junior Cycle" is now available online here...

  • Post Date: 10 May 2019

    We have now updated our planning document for CBAs in the Leadership section of our Website. It is to be read in conjunction with the NCCA document, Key dates for Classroom-Based Assessments 2019/2020.

    Both documents are available here.

  • Post Date: 13 December 2018

    Special Schools and Further Education Sector

    JCAD Handbook and User Guide

  • Post Date: 03 December 2018

    Please find attached a handbook and appendices for schools to assist in the issuing of the JCPA


    The handbook also contains the following:

    Appendix 1 - Checklist

    Appendix 2 - Logos and Signatures

    Appendix 3 -  Privacy Notice and Consent Forms

    Appendix 4 - Samples of JCPAs for 2018

    Please complete Appendix 2 should you wish to submit or update your school crest or signatures by Wednesday the 5th December, 2018.

    (Please note, only Principal and Year Head signatures can appear on the JCPA).  Vice/Deputy Principal or Co-Ordinator will not appear on the JCPA.

    Please note that the administration grant to support schools with production of the JCPAs will also issue in the coming days.

    Should you have any queries please email jcpa@education.gov.ie.  Please ensure you quote your school name and roll number in all correspondence”.

  • Post Date: 27 September 2018

    Enhancing Teacher Professional Collaboration Through Junior Cycle Reform


  • Post Date: 01 June 2018

    The Potential for Expanding Wellbeing Learning beyond CSPE, PE, SPHE, and Guidance


  • Post Date: 18 May 2018

    Student voice and choice – exploring new worlds in our Science classrooms


  • Post Date: 11 April 2018



  • Post Date: 14 March 2018

    Our recent Leadership for Learning Conference showcased the learning from our ATS2020 Erasmus + project . This short video shows some of the highlights from the day: Video...

  • Post Date: 12 December 2017

    Placing the Student at the Centre of Learning


  • Post Date: 12 December 2017

    Professional Time / Am Gairmiúil


  • Post Date: 30 August 2017

    Cluster Day Information Leaflet

    View here...

  • Post Date: 25 May 2018

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