Our school has developed a 3 year strategic plan 2018-2021. This improvement plan details targets and actions across the six areas of focus for DEIS: Literacy, Numeracy, Attendance, Partnerships with parents and others; Retention and Progression.
A Digital Learning Plan 2020-2021 was also developed by our in-school Digital Learning Team in consultation with the staff, BOM and Parent Association. This plan builds on the successful implementation of our Digital Learning Plan 2019-2020. Aspects of this Digital Learning Plan are also embedded in our 3 year strategic plan. Our Digital Learning Plan identifies targets and actions to improve the use of digital technologies in support of teaching and learning for all pupils.
The Department of Education & Skills’ school self-evaluation process supports the development and monitoring of our DEIS Plan and Digital Learning Plan. The DES Inspectorate conduced an evaluation of our school in late January 2020. The subsequent report published by the Inspectorate was very affirmative of the quality of teaching and pupil learning and also positively commented on the school improvement work being undertaken.
Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Learning
We continue to prioritise literacy and numeracy as core parts our 2020-2021 school improvement plan. This plan includes the key targets and actions set out in more detail in our revised DEIS Plan 2018-2021 and our Digital Learning Plan 2020-2021. We are working to counter the impact of the Covid-19 school closures from March to June 2020 inclusive. We all recognise that distance learning is not a like-for-like substitute for face-to-face classroom learning.
Parents will continue to receive regular updates on the implementation of the our 2020-2021 school improvement plan.