Welcome to the SDPI Post-Primary Website...

offering information, guidelines and resource materials to support the process of development planning in post-primary schools.

About SDPI

The School Development Planning Initiative was established in 1999 by the Department of Education and Science to stimulate and strengthen a culture of collaborative development planning in schools, with a view to promoting school improvement and effectiveness.

Over the following eleven years, SDPI (Post-Primary) provided a wide range of supports for schools, including school-based services from the SDPI Team, cluster workshops, regional seminars, training courses, and guideline materials in print and on the Web. SDPI also worked with and through other education agencies in helping school communities to address their planning needs. In 2009, SDPI (Post-Primary) came under the umbrella of the Second Level Support Service.

In 2010, in a major programme of rationalisation, many support services, including SDPI, were discontinued and a new multi-disciplinary Professional Development Service for Teachers was established. With effect from 1 September 2010, support for school development planning is part of the remit of the PDST.

The guidelines and resource materials developed by the SDPI Team will continue to be available on the Web.


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