Preparation for Teaching and Learning

Information to support teachers and schools in curriculum planning.

Image of two teachers sitting at desk planning.

Getting Started - Preparation for Teaching and Learning Booklet

A booklet designed to support teachers and school leaders with preparation for teaching and learning. 

Getting Started-Preparation for Teaching and Learning Booklet

Since the introduction of the Primary Language Curriculum, teachers have naturally been asking how this change in curriculum impacts on their classroom planning. To support teachers in primary and special schools, guidance has been developed through a collaboration led by the Department of Education and involving schools/teachers, the NCCA, the NCSE, and the PDST.

The Guidance aims to support all teachers and school leaders by providing a renewed understanding of how planning and preparation for teaching and learning is demonstrated in the classroom.

If you have an enquiry with regard to this guidance please email

Preparation for Teaching and Learning- Webinars

Preparation in Action 

Scenarios showing teachers' approaches to preparation 

marianne.png Play Múinteoir Marianne - 6th Class Múinteoir Marianne - 6th Class
ro.png Play Múinteoir Róisín - Special School Múinteoir Róisín - Special School
sarah.png Play Múinteoir Sarah - Rang a Cúig Múinteoir Sarah - Rang a Cúig
james.png Play Múinteoir James - Multi-grade (3rd-6th) Múinteoir James - Multi-grade (3rd-6th)
maire.png Play Múinteoir Máire- Naíonáin Shóisearacha Múinteoir Máire- Naíonáin Shóisearacha