Fiona O’Brien will address delegates at PDA Conference. Fiona is a Team Leader for School Leadership at Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT), a Department of Education and Skills schools’ support service. Fiona has been seconded to JCT since 2016 and prior to this she was Principal of Killarney Community College between 2007 and 2016, and Deputy Principal at Deansrath Community College, Dublin between 1999 and 2007. A qualified Home Economics teacher, Fiona has over 16 years’ experience in school leadership and led her school teams to implement significant educational change. A key aspect of Fiona’s responsibility within JCT is to support school leaders nationally in deepening their understanding of the Framework for Junior Cycle (2015). The full implementation of the new Framework has significant implications for how each school makes their key decisions, as well as how it embarks on its strategic planning. The JCT leadership team supports schools in successfully making these changes. They help make connections between the school self-evaluation process, junior cycle reform and the quality framework as schools embark on the journey of embedding these changes into their culture of teaching, assessment, learning and reporting. See full list of speakers here.