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 Darren Murphy. PDST offers a variety of models and supports for JCSP Co-ordinators and schools. Please see below for relevant links:

  • 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  

  • Flyers for the upcoming 2023 DEIS Seminar - Transitions and AttainmentPDF File and 2023 New JCSP Coordinators SeminarPDF File are available to view and download.
  • 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. 


FINAL PROFILING 2023 - Details of final profiling for 2023 herePDF File                                      The deadline for final profling 2023 is Thursday 30th March 2023.


MAKE A BOOK 2023 - we are delighted to confirm that Make a Book will return in person in March this year with regional events being held in 9 venues. Schools are asked to confirm their interest by completing this form.  Regrettably, this project will not take place face to face this year and schools are asked to hold their own exhibition in school.


JCSP Competition: Top Tips for Online Safety Entering the competition accepts that the entry is the property of JCSP and may be printed, used in posters or other materials, shown at in-service, and put on our website. As each student receives a personalised Certificate of Participation, please ensure an entry template is completed and returned which includes the student's full name and school year. Entries can be up to A4 size. Original Artwork should be scanned and retained in school. All entries to be submitted digitally. Please complete the Entry Template. Submit entries to jcsp@pdst.ie.  Prizes Finalist - €50 One for All Voucher, Runner Up - €20 One for All Voucher, Recommended - €15 One for All Voucher. The entry template can be downloaded hereExcel File. Closing date 15th March 2023. We look forward to seeing your student's entries to the latest JCSP Competition!  


COPY UPDATE EMAILS SENT TO SCHOOLS:  1st September 2022 email herePDF File, Initiatives Copy email sent to schools 12th September, Initiative Booklet and Resources to Accompany InitiativesPDF File PDF File, 22nd December 2022 email



RESOURCES TO SUPPORT UKRAINIAN STUDENTS: JCSP Librarians have worked to gather lists of appropriate resources for supporting Ukrainian students. These resources reflect the need for materials to support their initial entry into the Irish education system, as well as providing on going support. These include academic and educational, cultural and wellbeing resources, and there are a wide variety of items that can support students, families and educators.


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


JCT draft statements with teacher survey links herePDF File togther with Visual GuidePDF File - UPDATED 31.08.22




CURRENT JCSP STATEMENTS 2022/2023 - Listing per subject per year group herePDF File - UPDATED 31.08.2022 Statement family listings are now available to download on the Coordinators page here.


MASTER STUDENT RECORD CARD 2022/2023 - Editable PDF herePDF File - download and save to your device/school platform.


 A copy of the "JCSP COLLABORATIVE PROFILING 2022-2023 sheet" can be downloaded hereExcel File. It is offered as an approach to assist Coordinators in collecting JCSP student data within their school. Initially, you will need to download it, save it to your school platform before sharing it with teachers in your school. Each sheet will be a complete record for an academic year containing three tabs, one each for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year. Subject to Coordinator feedback and any amendments to be made, we would hope to issue a new sheet every year.


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 220 member schools, the JCSP Library Project Digital Library continues to expand. The library contains over 9,500 unique e-book and audiobook titles - with multiple copies of many of these bringing the overall total to over 33,000.  Over 57,000 books were borrowed from the Library last year and the borrowing levels continue to grow.  You can view our Digital Library Showcase here .

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.  


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?  All 3 titles in the series are available to download from the JCSP Library Project Digital Library - in eBook and Audiobook format.  All 3 titles can also be purchased at this link:  EDCO 


 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: March 28, 2023 09:06.