Leadership (Primary)




Welcome to our school leadership landing page. PDST School Leadership provides professional learning opportunitites for school leaders - principals and deputy-principals. Since 2002, when we were the Leadership Development for Schools team (LDS) we have introduced and facilitated the following popular programmes:




Middle Leadership Venues:
Clare Education Centre
Donegal Education Centre
Cork Education Centre
Kilkenny Education Centre
Dublin West Education Centre
Bonnington Hotel, Drumcondra

Accessing Additional Personal Support:

Our experienced PDST school leadership team offers personalised support to principals as professional challenges arise in their own school context or in the areas of staff development and performance issues. Assistance is also provided to promote school development planning with particular reference to the organisational policies.


Informing all our programmes are five key principles of leadership, developed by Irish school leaders in 2005:



The PDST School Leadership team wishes you every success in your work and looks forward to meeting many of you on our programmes in the coming year.