Welcome to the PDST JCSP website.

Since 2010, the JCSP Support Service has been an integral part of the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). The Team Leader is Patrick Whitlow. PDST offers a variety of models and supports for JCSP Co-ordinators and schools. Please see below for relevant links:

  • Calendar of CPD for JCSP Co-ordinators and teachers herePDF File To book a place using the PDST online booking portal, please click here. (you must use a PC or laptop - you will not be able to register using a smartphone or tablet) (Information here)PDF File  

  • Application for various models of school based and telephone support can be applied for at this link details here
  • In order to support JCSP Coordinators and schools, we have compiled a list of FAQs available at this linkPDF File
  • To order JCSP resources, please click here (or cut & paste this address:   https://orders.pnpaq.com) 

For any other queries, please contact jcsp@pdst.ie


**General Data Protection Regulations**: To comply with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) you are requested to register/confirm as a user for JCSP services. If you are a JCSP Coordinator, Principal or JCSP Librarian in a school running the JCSP programme, please complete this form. You are required to confirm/register your details every year. 


2021 INITIATIVES: Each Co-ordinator has been sent an email confirming the stream of funding for their school.  Applications are now being accepted on this site.  The Initiative Booklet is available herePDF File together with the Recommmended Resources ListPDF File..PDF File


SEPTEMBER UPDATE: Copy communication emailed to all Principals, JCSP Coordinators and Librarians 2nd September 2021 is available herePDF File


NEW COMPETITION: The JCSP Kitchen - details here with entry template.


EDITABLE RESOURCES AND PADLET WALL LINKS FROM JCSP ONLINE SEMINARS: All editable resources, New to JCSP, JCSP Coordinators DEIS Action Planning and Formative Assessment


INITIATIVE EVALUATION FORM: Please complete an evaluation form for each initiative granted. This is a google form, broken into 3 sections. Once started, the evaluation form should be completed and submitted. A copy of the form will be emailed to the email address provided. Here is the link: https://forms.gle/65NNXfJQXMEdyz8r7For information purposes, a copy of the questions in the online form are HERE. Do not use this form for 2021 evaluations. 


JCT draft statements with teacher survey links herePDF File togther with Visual GuidePDF File - UPDATED 15.11.2021


CURRENT JCSP STATEMENTS 2021/2022 - Listing per subject per year group herePDF File - UPDATED 15.11.2021


MASTER STUDENT RECORD CARD 2021/2021 - Editable PDF herePDF File - download and save to your device/school platform.


JCSP Resources: (workbooks, posters) - Once you are registered, login hereFor information purposes, here is a listing of available resources excelExcel File or pdfPDF File


Digital Library: Now with over 200 member schools, the JCSP Library Project Digital Library continues to expand. The library contains over 7,500 unique e-book and audiobook titles - with multiple copies of many of these bringing the overall total to over 13,500 .  Over 32,000 books were borrowed from the Library last year and the borrowing levels continue to grow.  You can view the Digital Library here (login required).

To register, enter your school details here and a set of student and staff logins will be sent to your school. Membership is free for students and staff in JCSP/DEIS schools.  


SEPTEMBER 2020 UPDATE: LetterInitiative booklet and Recommended resources for initiatives bookletPDF File.



Statement family listings are now available to download on the Coordinators page here


Stories for the Classroom is a wonderful classroom resource for 1st year students written by Paddy Kirwan of Our Lady of Mercy, Mourne Road, Drimnagh. It is designed to be used in the classroom on the whiteboard. There are 33 stories, one per week with exercises at the end of each story. Also available to download in word format at this link: Workbooks - JCSP 



Did you know that the novel IN PIECES is available free of charge to all JCSP students? It can also be purchased at this link:  In Pieces 


 The JCSP Demonstration Library Project Charter is available here: 

Click on the Videos button on the right hand side of this screen to see JCSP in action in schools.

Please note: The former jcspliteracy website, www.jcspliteracy.ie has been hacked and we do not have access to it to re-direct your query. Please ensure you do not follow links to this website.                









Created: September 29, 2005 19:59, Last Updated: November 17, 2021 12:48.