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The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals is the professional association for second level school leaders in Ireland. The Foundation is honored to have the opportunity to attend their annual conference and promote our message to schools from around the country. 

Inaugurated in 1998, NAPD, through its Officers, National Executive and Regional Network provides a united voice for principals and deputy principals on issues of common concern across all three second level sectors. NAPD is a respected education partner represented on relevant local, regional and national bodies both statutory and non-statutory.

The Association represents the views of Principals and Deputy Principals to the Department of Education and Skills and shows leadership in the formulation of education policy. The key priority is to enable the principal and deputy to be the leader of learning in their school.

NAPD is dynamic, pro-active and outward looking. Members of NAPD are also members of the European School Heads Association and the International Confederation of Principals.