Annual Deputy Principals’ Conference 2020

School Leadership: Challenges & Opportunities

With the challenges that face everyone this year with COVID-19, IPPN will be hosting our Deputy Principals’ Conference 2020 online. 

This event will have a number of keynote speakers who will help you engage in ways that you, as a Deputy Principal and school leader, view the challenges and opportunities within your role. The key topics that will be discussed are diversity, inclusion, middle leadership and special educational needs.

This event will also allow you to network (albeit virtually) with your peers and to meet some of our exhibitors online.

Who should attendBookNow Purple

  • Deputy Principals
  • Principals (only if the Deputy is registered to attend)

Please note substitute cover is unfortunately not provided for this event

When & Where
9.30am - 12.30pm
Thursday, November 12th - t
his event will be delivered virtually on an online events platform

Keynote Speakers & Topics

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  • Middle Leadership
    • Professor Finn Ó Murchú, Mary Immaculate College – Conversations on middle leadership in primary schools
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Irish Primary Schools
    • Dr. Naomi Masheti, Co-ordinator of the Cork Migrant Centre
    • Dr Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children 
  • Curriculum
    • Professor Pádraig Ó Duibhir, Deputy Dean, DCU Institute of Education - Irish language education & exemptions
  • Special Educational Needs
    • Mary McGrath, Head of Operations, NCSE – The SEN allocation model and practical guidance for school leaders on managing SEN and behaviours of concern


A charge of €50 per person is applicable (additional €1.50 paypal administrative cost).

As part of the registration for this event we will be sending information to you from our event sponsor. The event sponsor will not have direct access to your contact information.


Pre-event Reading

To make the most of the event, you might like to read materials provided by some of our speakers in relation to their topic.

Dr Niall Muldoon

Dr Pádraig Ó Duibhir

Prof. Finn O Mhurchu




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