Tinnelly, Deirdre

Education Specialist

deirdre.tinnelly@ncirl.ie

Deirdre is currently the Education Specialist in the Centre for Education and Lifelong Learning in NCI. She has over 10 years’ experience teaching across schools in both the UK and Ireland. Whilst working as Assistant Headteacher in the UK, she ran a Training Programme for Newly Qualified Teachers and was the school mentor for student teachers. She has a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership. Her early career was as a digital marketer. She is passionate about Education, Lifelong Learning and Self-development.

Key Responsibilities

  • Placement Coordinator for the degree in Early Childhood Education and Care and for the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Practice in Teaching for Further Education
  • Liaison with Placement Tutors, Placement Supervisors, Placement Leads, Programme Directors and students to ensure effective running of the practicum and placement modules.
  • Assist in organising seminars and events to promote the Education programmes.

Education

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Business Management, DCU, Dublin
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership, UCL, London, UK
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, UCL, London, UK
  • Bachelor of Business Studies, DCU, Dublin, Ireland

Academic Experience

  • Education Specialist, National College of Ireland
  • Primary School Teacher, Department of Education, Ireland
  • Assistant Headteacher, Henry Fawcett Primary School, London

Professional Body Membership

  • Registered Primary Teacher – Teaching Council of Ireland
  • Registered Primary Teacher – General Teaching Council of England

Workshops

  • Tinnelly, D. (2013) Impact Marketing, Professional training session for Primary School Student teachers, Henry Fawcett Primary School, London, Novem-ber 2013
  • Tinnelly, D (2014) The Learning Environment, Newly Qualified Teacher Train-ing Programme, (Lambeth Training Support Alliance) Henry Fawcett Primary School, London, September 2014
  • Tinnelly, D (2014) Inspiring writing using Creative Hooks, Newly Qualified Teacher Training Programme, (Lambeth Training Support Alliance) Henry Fawcett Primary School, London, October 2014
  • Tinnelly, D and McGonigle, S. Inspiring writing through talk-for-writing & shared writing, Professional training session for Primary School Student teachers (IOE, University College London) Henry Fawcett Primary School, London, October 2014
  • Tinnelly, D. (2014) Book Making – every child a writer, Professional training session for Primary School Student teachers (IOE, University College London) Henry Fawcett Primary School, London, October 2014
  • Tinnelly, D (2014) Talk-for-writing, Newly Qualified Teacher Training Pro-gramme, (Lambeth Training Support Alliance) Henry Fawcett Primary School, London, October 2014
  • Tinnelly, D. and Verner, C. (2014) Phonics planning and teaching, Profession-al training session for Primary School Student teachers (IOE, University Col-lege London) Henry Fawcett Primary School, London, October 2014
  • Tinnelly, D. (2015) Developing inclusive and inspirational book corners & li-braries in Primary Schools, Professional training session for Primary School Teachers, Henry Fawcett Primary School, London, January 2015

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