About the NSPI

The rationale for the T.P.N. and its raison d’etre (not listed in order of priority)

  • To nurture teacher learning and professional development in the area of school development planning.
  • To provide a resource or contact for all teachers interested in SDP.
  • To share good practice e.g. a peer support network.
  • To be of practical use to all teachers involved in SDP.
  • To develop local relationships which foster effective partnerships.
  • To identify upskilling needs and issues arising.
  • To engage with and disseminate best practice in school planning both nationally and internationally.

Executive Committee

Photo of the committee

National executive of the NSPI and Deirdre Matthews Assistant Chief Inspector, Department of Education and Skills


About Education

"Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation."

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
Thirty-fifth President of the USA


"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."

Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918) American historian, journalist and novelist.


"The teacher, if indeed wise, does not bid you to enter the house of their wisdom, but leads you to the threshold of your own mind.

Kahlil Gibran
Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer


"If you promise not to believe everything your child says happens at school, I'll promise not to believe everything he says happens at home."