School Support 2022/2023





Please note, due to a DE directive regarding availability of support service personnel to provide substitute cover in schools at this time, much of the PDST in-school support is paused for the moment. We can therefore only accept applications in limited areas which are approved to proceed at this time.


Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.


We are continuing to accept applications in the following areas only.


  • Support for EAL

  • Wellbeing in Education Sustained Support

  • Primary Leadership DEIS Support

  • PP DEIS and JCSP

  • LCA 

  • Guidance


Please click on the LINK to apply.




We have reached capacity for Cohort 3 for Sustained Support for the PLC.
PDST will be in touch with schools next year to provide details for Cohort 4 applications.


If you have further queries, please email 



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.