Deputy Director Position – Recruitment

Deputy Director

National Association of Principals and Deputies

11 Wentworth

Eblana Villas

Dublin 2


The National Executive Committee of the National Association of Principals and Deputies invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of Deputy Director to take effect from the 1st of September 2023

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals are the professional association for second level school leaders in Ireland.  Established in 1998, NAPD, through its Officers, National Executive and Regional Network provides a united voice for Principals and Deputy Principals on issues of common concern across all three second level sectors.  NAPD is a respected education partner represented on relevant local, regional, and national bodies both statutory and non-statutory.

To qualify for appointment candidates must have

  • Minimum 5 years experience in a senior leadership role in a post-primary school
  • Be currently employed in a role that is funded by the Department of Education or an Education and Training Board which is eligible for secondment under the terms of circular 0029/2018
  • Have current Teaching Council registration and Garda vetting

Deputy Director candidate information – Download


Completed applications must be submitted in a single document to no later than 1.00 pm on Friday 3rd March 2023.

Short listing may apply. Canvassing by or on behalf of the candidate will automatically disqualify.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Legal Island Online Conference – Schools Legal Update 2022

Online Conference

Schools’ Legal Update 2022
Tuesday 6 December 2022
Online Conference – 9:15am to 4pm

Legal Island, alongside the NAPD, bring together the top lawyers working in education and experts in employment law to update school leaders in Ireland on the most important developments you need to understand before 2023 – from data protection to admissions policy. This practical seminar will be particularly valuable to school Principals, Vice Principals and other school leaders.

NAPD Member Offer – 2 for 1: Book your place and bring a colleague for free!

Book your place at , then email with your booking confirmation and colleague’s details (name and email) and we’ll do the rest!

Budget 2023 – Overview for Education




Budget 2023 – Overview for Education

  • €9.6 billion to the Department of Education in 2023, including a capital budget of €860 million.
  • Allocation will support the continued progression of the around 300 building projects that are currently at construction
  • The continued rollout of the NDP will involve a further 150 school building projects that are currently at advanced design or tender stage commencing construction over the course of 2023.
  • A strong focus of the school building programme is delivering additional capacity for special classes, particularly at post-primary level and also for special schools.
  • 686 additional teachers to support those with special educational needs in special classes, special schools and mainstream settings.
  • additional 1,194 SNAs,
  • An additional 296 post-primary teachers at post-primary level to meet demographic pressures
  • Further reforms of the Senior Cycle at post-primary level.
  • Public Service Reforms and Shared Services
  • Continuation of Enhanced Summer Programme for a further year to mitigate against impact of learning losses as a result of Covid

Comment from Director Paul Crone

“While we welcome the additional spending on post-primary education through the building projects, additional teachers and SEN in addition to the commitment to support schools with rising energy costs, NAPD remain steadfast in our pursuit of additional administrative supports for school leaders to allow them to focus on their core responsibilities in schools”




MEDIA – Paul Crone interview with Pat Kenny, Newstalk. 12th July 2022

Paul Crone interview with Pat Kenny, Newstalk today 12th July 2022 



Two in three second-level principals burnt out due to stress, with 40pc needing medication, survey finds

Irish Independent – Wednesday 29th June 2022 – Education – Katherine Donnelly

Two in three second-level principals and deputy principals are experiencing burnout due to stress, according to a new survey.

At 64pc, the figure is well ahead of the 34pc found in the general healthy working