The Droichead process is an integrated professional induction framework for Newly-Qualified Teachers (NQTs). It builds on Céim taking as its starting point the areas for further learning that have been identified by the NQT in collaboration with the HEI as part of the school placement experience. At the same time, it recognises that induction is a distinct phase of the continuum of teacher education, a socialisation process into the teaching profession.
The main objective of the Droichead process is to support the professional learning of NQTs during the induction phase, thus laying the foundations for subsequent professional growth and learning for the next phase of their career. (Droichead: The Integrated Professional Induction Framework, Teaching Council, March 2017, p.3)