Region 1 comprises four full-time and two Part-Time Education Centres
- Tralee Education Centre (PDST Regional Headquarters)
- Cork Education Centre
- Limerick Education Centre
- West Cork Education Centre
- Tarbert Education Centre (Part time)
- An Daingean (Part time)
The Region supports the continuing professional learning needs of 713 Primary and 162 Post-Primary school communities
Education Centre TraleeDirector: Terry O'Sullivan
Address: Dromtacker, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
Tel: (066) 7195000
Fax: (066) 7195091
GPS: 52.287717,-9.675036Ionad Oideachais Thrá Lí - The Education Centre, Dromtacker, Tralee
“Providing Continuing Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) for Teachers and School Communities in Kerry.”
The Education Centre, Tralee aims to professionally respond to the changing needs of the Educational Community in Kerry thereby improving the quality of Educational opportunities and attainment of its members.
It will develop and support those who are committed to/engaged in enhancing improving their own learning and the learning of others within a life-long and professional learning context.
Tralee Education Centre serves all teachers, their schools and their Educational Communities and is committed to meeting their identified needs in order to enhance the learning environment in which they and their pupils operate within an educational context.
Tralee Education Centre aims to provide this service in a spirit of collaboration and consultation with its Education Partners. It aims to provide a quality service responsive to the identified needs of the teachers and their school communities at local and regional levels while attending to its National remit as outlined in the Education Act (1998).
The Education Centre is committed to serving teachers and the Educational Community wherever they are located. This is a fundamental objective of its Communication Strategy. Primarily and in the first instance it will serve the Educational Communities of County Kerry in collaboration with its sister Centres and other agencies and Bodies as appropriate.
Education Centre Tralee Courses
Cork Education Support CentreSince its establishment in 1973 the Cork Education Support Centre (CESC) has provided Primary, Post-Primary, National, Regional and Local Professional development for teachers in Cork City and County. There are two hundred and forty Primary schools and sixty nine schools in our catchment area. The Centre is located on the Western Road across from University College Cork.
Our location offers us opportunities close to schools and third level institutions and is easily accessible. CESC is the host centre from which the Special Education Support Service (SESS) operates and we also are a base for the Reading Recovery Programme, an initiative under the DEIS programme. The Centre focuses on providing quality professional development and are in partnerships with many Cork educational institutions in developing courses and resources for teachers and the local education community.
Cork Education Support Centre Courses
Limerick Education CentreDirector: Dr Carmel O'Doherty
Address: 1st Floor, Marshall House, Dooradoyle, Limerick.
Tel: (061) 585060
Fax: (061) 585061
GPS: 52.635792,-8.644082Limerick Education Centre/Ionad Oideachais Luimnigh serves the school communities of Limerick City and county and parts of North Tipperary. The Education Centre endeavours to meet the needs of the school communities through offering bespoke support across a wide range of professional development programmes.
The Management Committee believes in a partnership approach with other agencies at both a local and regional level. In doing so it has developed a strategic partnership with the National Monuments Section of the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government which has resulted in the publication of two resources promoting the preservation of our built heritage as part of the primary and post-primary curriculum. The Centre is also involved in the development of local partnerships with the HSE, the Third level Sector, the Department of Justice and Law Reform and other agencies.
Limerick Education Centre has a national remit for the administration of the Probationary Teacher programme, the Circus and Fairground Support Service and is the administrative base for the Sciences and maths pillar of the PDST.
Limerick Education Centre Courses
Tarbert Education Support CentreTarbert Education Support Centre is based in The Tarbert Comprehensive School. As a Part-time Education Support Centre we aim to facilitate, support & empower teachers to achieve their full potential and respond to their changing needs. We also aim to assist all other partners in the local school community in meeting their training needs.
We are extremely grateful to The Comprehensive School for all their help, generosity and support throughout the years. The school provides a wonderful venue for the courses and the facilities there are first class. Many come for the courses but come back for the atmosphere!
Tarbert Comprehensive School is situated on the coast road about a quarter of a mile west of the village of Tarbert in North Kerry. The twelve acre elevation site overlooks the centre’s catchment area to the west, east and south and its back is to the Shannon Estuary.
The school was established in 1973. It was a merger of three local existing schools in the area – St. Ita’s in Tarbert, Mr. Dore’s in Glin and The Glin Vocational School. The first Principal was Mr. Tom McKeown (R.I.P.) who co-incidentally was also the first Director of Tarbert Teachers Centre (as it was known then). In recent years the school has been extended twice.
Tarbert Education Centre Courses
West Cork Education CentreDirector: Dympna Daly
Address: The Square, Dunmanway, Co. Cork.
Tel: (023) 8856756 / 8856757
Fax: (023) 8856752
GPS: 51.721973,-9.114458The aim of the West Cork Education Centre is to promote the continuing professional development of teachers and all other relevant educational partners within the West Cork area by providing strategic leadership and direction in line with approved Department of Education and Skills policies and practices with regard to the continuum of learning in education.
West Cork Education Centre Courses