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SSE Update 13

A new edition of SSE Update has recently been published. The first article in this issue looks at SSE as a way of working and it explores how SSE is a way for schools to manage priorities and use the process in both a formal and informal way to progress identified priorities. The second article looks specifically at STEM learning. Many schools are interested in providing these kinds of learning experiences for pupils, and this article makes some suggestions about using the SSE process to support this work. The final article takes a short look at the sixth step in the SSE process – Monitor actions and evaluate impact. It’s available here.

School Excellence Fund

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has reaffirmed his commitment to encouraging innovation and excellence in our education system by announcing a third call for inclusion in School Excellence Fund-DEIS which is worth approximately €550,000. This initiative supports schools to work together to identify innovative solutions to issues which are context specific and are aimed at tackling educational disadvantage and improving learning outcomes for students.

For more information on the School Excellence Fund see here.

To make an application click here.

Recruitment to the Primary Inspectorate

Interested in becoming a Primary Inspector with the Department of Education and Skills? The Public Appointments Service launched a recruitment competition for Primary Inspectors on 10 May. The closing date for applications is 30 May 2019 at 3PM. Full details available here.

SSE Update 12

A new edition of SSE Update has recently been published. This issue examines how digital learning can be incorporated into the SSE process. It also considers the important role that parents can play in supporting SSE through a project called Partnership Schools which has been developed by the National Parents’ Council (Primary) and the IPPN. It’s available here.

SSE Survey

The Department of Education and Skills is conducting an online survey to learn more about how the school self-evaluation process is progressing in schools. We’re interested in hearing from principals and other school leaders, teachers, parents and members of boards of management. To access the survey click here.