Pat Courtney, BA, M.Ed.

Training & support for whole school communities

About Pat Courtney

Pat has provided CPD on Bullying to schools and talks for parents for over 14 years. He was national Anti-Bullying Coordinator of the SPHE Support Service (2009-2014). He was Team Leader of the Department of Education pilot anti-bullying programme for second level schools-The Dublin Cool School Pilot Programme (2006-2009).

Pat was Education Officer with The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (North Eastern Health Board, HSE) and helped develop the Cool School Anti-Bullying Programme (2000-2005). He is a member of the Teaching Council and worked as Assistant Principal in St. Kevin’s Community College (1991-2000)

He is co-author of the following Cool School Publications on bullying:

  • - “Responding to Bullying: First Steps for Teachers”
  • - “Investigating and Resolving Bullying: Further Steps for Teachers”
  • - “Bullying In Secondary Schools: What Parents Need to Know”
  • - “RUBN Bullied: Tips for Teens”

These resources can be downloaded at www.sphe.ie and at www.hse.ie

Pat has also worked with the Garda Secondary School Programme to produce Connect with Respect which is a cyber-bullying resource.

Pat is also a co-author of Growing up lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.