Tánaiste is a one year professional development programme for Newly Appointed Deputy Principals developed by the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). 

It is a leadership capacity building programme which both supports and challenges participants by building the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for leading and managing Irish Primary Schools. Many relevant themes will be addressed and discussed with valuable opportunities provided to voice concerns, seek reassurance and share experiences with other newly appointed deputy principals.

The programme consists of six seminars: 

Tánaiste 1 Two day event Late August
Tánaiste 2  Online Module with Principal  Early November 2021
Tánaiste 3 One day event Mid November 2021
Tánaiste 4 One day event January 2022
Tánaiste 5 Online Module with Principal February 2022
Tánaiste 6 One day event May 2022
The closing date for applications is 31st July 2021