School Plan

Methods (Key Actions)

  1. Literacy and Numeracy
  2. CPD / Training / membership to subject associations
  3. IT Support
  4. Targets / Tracking / Mentoring
  5. Increased collaboration / sharing resources / planning / knowledge
  6. Develop staff wellbeing / support structure
  7. Raise College / Career awareness
  8. Planning Senior Cycle

Obstacles

1 Literacy and Numeracy

  • Appointment of Co-ordinator / Team
  • Time allocation - When to meet
  • Set a l+n calendar
  • Set targets based on evidence
  • Student ability
  • Staff implementation / Integration
  • Implementing ongoing tracking
  • Cost of various resources

2 CPD / Training / membership to subject associations

  • Cover
  • Costs
  • Time
  • Tailoring CPD to school needs
  • Availability
  • Subject departments underpopulated
  • Initiative overload / Staff buy in
  • Subject association costs
  • Teacher organisation

3 IT Support

  • Securing training / CPD
  • Chargers
  • Students not having devices
  • Lack of procedures

4 Targets / Tracking / Mentoring

  • No tracking structure
  • Organisation of mentors
  • Consistent approach to target setting and checking

5 / 6 Collaboration and Wellbeing

  • Lack of digital skills / confidence
  • Feeling of being overburdened
  • Fear of failing
  • Wellbeing becoming a box-ticking exercise

7 Raising College Awareness

  • Family education / background
  • Vetting / Insurance
  • Curricular links to subjects
  • Pathway obstacles – no LCA
  • Access – socioeconomic, disability, expectations

8 Planning Senior Cycle

  • Student transition out of TY
  • Specialisms – subjects/staff
  • Built environment
  • Timetable
  • Student numbers
  • LCA/LCVP
  • Resources

Measures

1 Literacy and Numeracy

  • Competency tests
  • Google forums
  • Spelling Bee
  • Shared Reading
  • Reading age start to end
  • Attendance book for clubs
  • TY ownership
  • Comparison of skills
  • Improved grammar, punctuation

2 CPD / Training / membership to subject associations

  • Record of CPD in each dept. plan and office
  • Individual meetings start and end
  • Feedback
  • Collaboration with other schools (ET, others?)
  • Individual V2MOM

3 IT Support

  • Training organised
  • OneNote Avengers / DigiNinjas
  • Charging Docks
  • Spare Devices
  • Increased sharing of resources
  • More cross-curricular planning
  • FAQ section for students

4 Targets / Tracking / Mentoring

  • Study Weeks – every student in every lesson
  • Targets set
  • Mentoring programme
  • Staff support groups meeting up regularly
  • Consistent approach to discipline with measures in place

5 / 6 Collaboration and Wellbeing

  • Timetabled CPD
  • Linking teachers with each other
  • Schedule of Wellbeing events
  • Feedback / surveys on Wellbeing events
  • Noticeboard

7 Raising College Awareness

  • Getting students into work experience
  • Schools of Distinction
  • Information provided on pathways
  • Access officers visits
  • College Awareness Week

8 Planning Senior Cycle

  • Teaching of Curricular content
  • Staff recruitment
  • New School building
  • Looking at other ET school timetables
  • Attracting healthy student numbers
  • Visiting schools with LCA

Resources provided for implementation of SC curriculum

Oct 26
2020
Mid Term
Nov 02
2020
School Reopens
Nov 26
2020
Third Year Parent Teacher Meeting
Dec 07
2020
School Closed
Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Dublin 18.
01 290 7404
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