School Support 2021/2022







In light of supplementary measures to increase the availability of substitute teachers, teachers seconded to the PDST are requested to be available as substitute teachers. This arrangement commenced on Monday 29th November.


Please note that in the meantime, our team will continue to provide school-based support. However, our Advisors may unexpectedly be requested for substitute cover on any given day so there may be cancellations to school-based support at short notice.


We hope you understand this position as we endeavour to assist our colleagues in schools.





For Primary Language Curriculum when it can be honoured, where a school has scheduled a school closure to be facilitated  by a PDST Advisor  as part of Sustained Support for the Primary Language Curriculum, this support will go ahead.


CPD for Senior Cycle Examinable subjects will continue as planned and we will be in touch regarding  events for these subjects in due course.



Apply here for General School Support for the school year 2021/2022.






Application overview:


Please note that schools can submit one application for general school support which must be approved by the School Principal. Schools are invited to select up to three areas for support on this application. We would be grateful if you would also update your school profile details in order to ensure that PDST has the correct information for communication purposes.


Once your application is submitted you will receive an email receipt (to the email address detailed on the school profile) and you will be given the option to print off the application for your records. A PDST advisor will then make contact with you to arrange the support. Please be advised that while we endeavour to respond to all applications made, this is subject to team capacity and available resources at any one time.






Technology / ICT Infrastructure:


If you need advice or support on school networking/wifi, suitable devices or other technologies, please contact us at


For school broadband queries and support contact or call 1800 33 44 66



A teacher, Principal or Board Chairperson requiring support from PDST in relation to Section 24 (3) should contact 

Special Schools may apply to NCSE at for support also. 


PDST looks forward to working with you in the coming year. PDST can be contacted at: 01-4358587 and for any other queries.