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
German Teachers' Association of Ireland – GDI
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 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 members of TGAs are invited to take this survey which is exploring involvement and engagement with TGAs.

No personal information or contact details of TGA members have been provided to the consultants, and all responses received will be anonymous and treated in confidence. Findings will also only be reported in aggregate and in ways which uphold the anonymity of the respondents. Individual responses will furthermore only be accessible to the independent consultants, and no individual responses accessible by TGAs, the Department of Education and Skills, schools, Education Centres or any other parties.

Anonymised aggregate results for specific TGAs may be shared with the relevant TGA, however no individual's responses will be shared in a way which would allow their identification. 

The survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

Your participation is gratefully appreciated.

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