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 here. 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 link
  • 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. 


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: dates for 2021


SEPTEMBER UPDATE: Letter, Initiative booklet and Recommended resources for initiatives booklet.


NEW COMPETITION: Design a Stamp Competition - Staying Well in 2020 details here with entry template.


FINAL PROFILING 2020: Closing date for Final Profiling 2020 has now been revised and extended to the 16th of October 2020. Please click here for Final Profiling details together with recent email sent 8th May 2020 


JCT draft statements with teacher survey links herePDF File together with Visual GuidePDF File


JCSP Student Postcards:  in editable word format http://www.jcsp.ie/resource_category/view/3572 


DEIS Padlet Wall link: https://padlet.com/louisekenny/DEISplanning


CONGRATULATIONS to our JCSP Demonstration Library Project who recently were presented with the Exceptional Contribution to Children's Literature award from Children's Books of Ireland. Read the citation here.  


Digital Library: Now with over 100 member schools, the JCSP Library Project Digital Library continues to expand. The library contains over 4,000 unique e-book and audiobook titles - with multiple copies of many of these.  Over 12,000 books were borrowed from the Library last year and the borrowing levels continue to grow.  You can view the Digital Library here.

To register, just 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 all JCSP/DEIS schools.  


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



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 20, 2020 09:35.