"I have been the Principal of Franciscan College Gormanston for 10 years. In that time, I have worked collaboratively with Niamh on several whole school initiatives. Niamh has provided whole school CPD on professional school responsibilities for delivery and implementation of the SPHE and RSE curriculum; she has assisted with developmental opportunities for staff through specifically tailored CPD and

in those early years, she helped guide school management and staff as we emerged from a WSE inspection process and all that necessitated for our school.

Niamh is a people person.  I have encountered colleagues who have worked with Niamh who feel valued and understood. That is my experience too. Niamh has a strong awareness of how people respond and react in a working environment that can often be challenging and demanding, as well as stressful and emotionally charged.  We know that working in schools in the 21st century is tough.         Niamh understands the needs of teachers and has the ability to provide the appropriate support and intervention that matters.

More recently, Niamh has provided specialist whole school support in the area of Staff Well Being.  We all know that education is not a mechanical system.  It’s a human system.  Niamh has the skills to tap into the importance of positive working relationships, the interconnectedness of people as well as the necessity for addressing our own personal challenges and looking after ourselves.

Niamh is an excellent communicator and relates well in all circumstances projecting a caring and engaging manner. People are drawn to her warm and appealing style both in delivery and in personality. Niamh is an excellent professional fully committed to her areas of expertise. A colleague with personal integrity.  I have no hesitation in recommending Niamh to you."

Dermot Lavin, Principal, Franciscan College Gormanston

Staff Wellbeing & Whole School CPD and Planning

"Niamh facilitated a number of sessions in Child Protection and Vulnerable Adult Safeguarding training across the Adult Education Services in KCETB.  Niamh presented the material in a professional manner and dealt with sensitive issues in a safe and confidential manner. 

 

We would highly recommend Niamh to deliver this in-service to Adult Education staff."

Sarah Barron, Adult Education Officer, Kilkenny and Carlow ETB

Child Protection & Vulnerable Adult Safeguarding

“Our students participated in a Mindfulness & Wellbeing session during our summer program. The students gave amazing feedback about the workshop they participated in. They found the whole experience very rewarding and it gave them a new insight about how important it is to listen and to be aware of the different perspectives of other people. The students were also very appreciative of the way Niamh facilitated the workshop. They found Niamh to be calm, non-judgemental and effective in getting them to talk and open up about their experiences. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mindful Wellbeing Education to other teaching professionals working with young people. “

Patrick Jarratt, Coordinator, Kells Youthreach, Louth Meath Education Training Board

Student Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Compassion

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