Through the Teachers’ Professional Networks (TPN) Supplementary Scheme, the Department of Education and Skills financially supports the activities of a range of Teachers’ Groups and Associations (TGAs) across the country, towards their provision of professional development events and supports for post-primary teachers in specific subjects or in areas of specific interest. A list of TGAs supported under the TPN Scheme is shown below.

Teachers’ Groups and Associations Supported by the TPN Scheme
Association of Citizenship Teachers (CSPE)
Association of Geography Teachers of Ireland
Art Teachers' Association of Ireland
Association of Teachers of Home Economics
Association of Teachers of Italian
Association of Teachers of Russian
Association of Teachers of Spanish
Business Studies Teachers’ Association of Ireland
Classical Association of Ireland – Teachers
Computers in Education Society of Ireland
Ethical Education Network
Engineering Technology Teachers’ Association
French Teachers' Association
Gesselschaft Deutschlehrers Irland – German Teachers’ Association of Ireland
An Gréasán do Mhúintoirí Gaeilge – Irish Teachers’ Association of Ireland
History Teachers’ Association of Ireland
Irish Applied Mathematics Teachers' Association
Irish Agricultural Science Teachers’ Association
Irish Learning Support Association
Irish Mathematics Teachers’ Association
Irish National Organisation of Teachers of English
Irish Science Teachers’ Association
Japanese Language Teachers of Ireland
Leaving Certificate Applied National Association
Network of School Planners Ireland
Politics and Society Teachers' Association of Ireland
Physical Education Association of Ireland
Post-Primary Music Teachers' Association
Religion Teachers' Association of Ireland
Subject Association Representative Group
Technology Teachers' Association – Architectural/Materials/Wood
Transition Year TPN

To help ensure the Scheme meets its objectives effectively and efficiently, the Department has commissioned an independent evaluation of the TPN Scheme, and has appointed Fitzpatrick Associates Economic Consultants Ltd to undertake the evaluation.

As part of the evaluation, all TGAs supported by the Scheme are being asked to complete this survey. The survey is being distributed to TPN Co-ordinators within each TGA, and it is suggested that the survey be shared with and considered by the TGA Chairperson and other members of the Executive as appropriate, before being completed.

All responses received will be treated in confidence by the consultants. Findings will only be reported in aggregate and in ways which uphold the anonymity of individual TGAs. Responses will furthermore only be accessible to the independent consultants, with no responses accessible by the TPN Steering Group, Blackrock Education Centre, schools, other Education Centres, the Department of Education and Skills, or any other parties.

Should you have any questions regarding the evaluation or survey, please email Niall Crosbie at

Your participation is gratefully appreciated.