Hear DES Senior Inspector Domnall Fleming at PDA Annual Conference Nov 16th-18th, Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Domnall Fleming is a senior inspector with the Department of Education and Skills (DES) and is based in the Munster region. He graduated from University College Cork (UCC) with a Masters degree in Geography and a Higher Diploma in Education in 1983. He taught in a number of second-level schools in Cork city and county, and for fourteen years was a teacher of Geography and English, and an assistant principal, in Coláiste Choilm in Ballincollig, Co Cork. He was seconded on a part-time basis to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) as Education Officer to the Leaving Certificate Course Committee from 1996-2002 and lectured, also on a part-time basis, to PGDE geography students in UCC from 1997-2002. In 2002, he was appointed inspector for Geography with the DES Inspectorate and was promoted to senior inspector in 2004. In the period 2008 to 2012 he completed school-based research relating to student voice in Irish post-primary schools and was conferred with a PhD in Education at UCC in 2013.