Circular 0033/2021: Arrangements for Inspectorate Engagement with Post-Primary Schools and Centres for Education, 2021/2022 School Year has been published. This circular clarifies the arrangements for SSE for the 2021/22 school year and provides information about the Inspectorate’s planned advisory, evaluation and research work in schools for the 2021/22 school year. It is available here.
SSE newsletter 15, published in December 2020, is available here. This update looks at how SSE can support schools at the current time in areas such as student and teacher wellbeing. It also clarifies the links between SSE and DEIS.
Circular 0041/2020: Arrangements for Inspection and School Self-Evaluation for the 2020/2021 School Year has recently been published. It sets out adjustments to arrangements for school self-evaluation and school inspection that recognise the considerable challenges faced by teachers, school principals, coordinators in centres of education, boards of management, parents and communities served by schools and centres for education in the 2020/21 school year. It is available here.
A new edition of SSE Update has recently been published. The first article in this issue looks applying the SSE process to the development Modern Foreign Languages in post-primary schools. The second article examines step 6 in the SSE process and explores some ways that schools can monitor actions and evaluate progress. It’s available here.
A new edition of SSE Update has recently been published. The first article in this issue looks applying the SSE process to the development of STEM. The second article explores the relationship between whole-school priorities and improvement in provision at subject department level. It’s available here.